It’s not like it happened overnight. Two/three pounds turned into five, which a couple of years later turned into 10 and eventually, before I knew it, I was tipping the scale at 199 pounds. I know. 200 pounds of anything sounds heavy. But I’ve always been somewhat ok with the way I look, and convinced myself that it wasn’t that bad.
Think of the excuse and I’ve used it. “The camera was at a bad angle” or “That’s not what I really look like” and the list goes on. Hey, I’m happy. I have a great wife and family, who cares if I’m on the heavy side? Not heavy, husky? Come on, I don’t weigh 300 lbs. Maybe just a little extra meat on my bones. You know, something extra to keep warm for the winter, like they did in 1865.
And this went on for a while. And it was OK. Until it wasn’t.
I decided just before my first of two family weddings this year that I was tired of making excuses for how I looked in pictures. I was tired of feeling exhausted at the end of the day after not doing much. I was just tired. So I decided I wanted to do something, but again, was tired of trying to do something and fail. Like when I’d convince myself that I wasn’t going to eat that much on a Monday morning, and then end up elbow deep in a bag of Ruffles Monday night.
And that’s when a friend at work (Jill) said I should try emailing her Nutrition Coach. At that point I didn’t have anything to lose. Why not?
So I did. I ordered my first meal plan and the only thing I had to do was follow it. 6 small meals a day, two cheat meals a week, and every three/four weeks update my plan when I wanted new food.
That’s the beauty of working with Chelsey. It’s just not that hard. Prepare the food. Eat the food. Drink the water. Take the sups. That’s it.
I just finished my 12th week and I now weigh 181 lbs (down 19 lbs). I’m going to keep going because it’s easier now to eat healthy than not. I know it sounds cliche, but if I could do it, anyone can.
The craziest part about this process is I’ve never met Chelsey in person! She’s really responsive via email and answers all my questions, no matter how trivial. I could go on about the process and how I never get tired of the food or watching the scale move in the right direction, but at the end of the day, the bottom line is, it just works.