May 182012
 

A few months ago I decided to get my BMI analyzed and and it came to my attention that I had high body fat. Now this is not something that I like to admit because I know where the problem stems from, my obsession with sweets. I absolutely cannot resist cookies, chocolate, muffins and most everything that tastes delicious and is bad for us. I'm a skinny fat, a person that is relatively skinny but has a high percentage of body fat. Saying that out loud or rather writing it for the whole world to see felt very naked, I feel exposed, like someone knows a dirty little secret about me. But the point of putting it out there was more for me than for you. Because now everybody knows and now I feel compelled to do something about it.

A few months ago I decided to get my BMI and body fat analyzed and and it came to my attention that I had high body fat. This is not something that I really like to admit because I know where the problem stems from, my obsession with sweets. I absolutely cannot resist cookies, chocolate, muffins and most everything that tastes delicious and is bad for us. I’m a skinny fat, a person that is relatively skinny but has a high percentage of body fat. Saying that out loud or rather writing it for the whole world to see feels very naked, I feel exposed, like someone knows a dirty little secret about me. But the point of putting it out there was more for me than for you. Because now everybody knows and now I feel compelled to do something about it.

Having a high percentage of body fat is all about what you eat. When you go to the gym and you workout regularly and you eat the right foods but somehow you still can’t shred those muscles, that’s all diet. I remember reading that what you look like is determined by how much you workout and how what you eat but it’s 80% of what you eat and 20% working out. That just goes to show you how important your diet really is.

So while I’m a size 4, don’t you dare roll your eyes, I still want to lose 5 pounds. BUT the 5 pounds that I want to lose is body fat. So I’m determined to eat right, even though I just took a bite out of a chocolate chocolate-chip cookie literally 3 minutes before I wrote this. But in my defense I did eat a super delicious bowl of hot oatmeal with fresh cranberries and raisins for breakfast!

Hot oatmeal with fresh cranberries and raisins

I’m determined to eat right for the next 30 days and lose some body fat. Toning up and looking amazing in a swimsuit would be a huge bonus but I’ll just focus on the nutrition for now. To help me with this fitness challenge I decided to push my limits and try the Insanity Asylum workout, a 30-day gut wrenching fitness plan that’s supposed to be life changing. I already tried all of the workouts and by tried I mean I worked through them to exhaustion and then crawled into the shower to wash the shame away.

So far I haven’t had any lunch but I’m going to try to be good and have a soup and a salad. Yes, that’s wishful thinking but at the very least I’m not going to consume any candy for lunch. Wish me luck!

 

  11 Responses to “I want to lose five pounds…please don’t roll your eyes”

  1. Haha I can relate to this post entirely. I’m a size 2 on a good day but the second I put sweets in my mouth I’m a 4! I am struggling with the last 5 pounds too! Great motivation to hold yourself accountable publicly though. I know its pretty typical but i hang pictures of victorias secrets bathingsuits all around my room and kitchen so it will try to lessen temptation. You can do it!!

    • Hi Christy,

      Thank you so much for your support. The last 5 pounds are always the hardest but I’m going to get through this.

      Good luck to you too on your fitness journey!

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  3. So interesting, I am just like you. I recently cut out sweets, not because I needed to lose weight but because I was using sugar to escape my feelings. Every time I reached for a sweet it was because I was feeling uncomfortable or bored and wanted to alleviate that. Now I only indulge about once a week and I feel so much more calm and balanced. I don’t get the high and the crash, don’t need to nap in the afternoon anymore and know I am doing something good for both my physical and mental health. You will feel a lot different in a good way!
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    • Laura, I reach for sweets when I’m bored too. I know that its a horrible habit to have but I’m really trying hard to curb my sugar addiction.

  4. It is essential to have BMI’s checked. Sometimes we may look thin, but hey were not at all! What we eat builds up our body composition. I have been going through some weight loss process and I do understand how it feels to lose extra pounds. Wish me luck.

  5. OMG! I’m a skinny fat too. I need to lose 10 pounds, though. we love your blog.
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  6. OMG! I’m a skinny fat too. I need to lose 10 pounds, though.
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  7. Hi, Nicole! It’s a good thing that you had professional consultation before setting a goal of losing more pounds. I’ve known a few people who just jump into a diet and end up becoming unhealthy because they didn’t understand their body first.

    Oh, I love sweets too! I think it is okay to eat a few once in a while so won’t get deprived of them. As long as you eat more right foods, I’m sure you can achieve your goal. You will be sexy and healthy at the same time :) Good luck!
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