Losing Weight

About five years ago I was determined to have cupcakes for my birthday. But I couldn’t find them anywhere in Mexico City (now they are all over the place). So I decided to bake them myself.

The day I baked for the first time

I enjoyed baking so much that I decided to start baking for friends and family. Soon, people I didn’t know were asking me to bake for them, and I did. And so, my new business began. With my new career path also came some uninvited guests: a huge carb addiction, sleepless nights, and lots of pounds!

I got so heavy, but I just couldn’t stop! You know how every time you bake a cake it comes out from the oven so soft, so moist, and with a little dome on top? Well, I used to eat that dome, all the time, with every cake I made!! No wonder I gained so much weight. What’s more, my delicious confections also made Mr. Weather gain some weight.

We look so bloated. :(

So, when we got engaged, my lovely mom gave me the number of a doctor and told me to call him ASAP!

So I did. And from the moment I began the diet the doctor planned for me, I never even once ate something I wasn’t supposed to. I followed the diet to a T, which for someone in my line of work is reaaaally hard. I cried many times, and was cranky and resentful, but the results are so worth it! In the eight months that I’ve been on the diet I’ve lost over 50 pounds. I’ve gone from being obese to having a healthy weight. From a size 14 to a size 6, from having triglyceride levels of 189 to 96”¦I will never be super skinny, but I’m pretty happy with how I feel now.

Now comes the hardest part: keeping the weight off. But honestly I believe that the way I’m eating now, healthier and balanced, is the way to go. I even started exercising a bit, something that I’ve never done before. But still, I’m a bit worried”¦I just don’t want to fall off the wagon. How do you manage to keep a healthy lifestyle forever with all the temptations out there? Help!

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Mrs. Weather Vane

Location:
Mexico City
Wedding Date:
03/08/2014

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    casualencounter 61 posts, Worker bee @ 7:52 am

    Do you mind sharing what your diet was/is like when you started? Congrats and great job in your success with the business and your diet :)

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    MrsSaltWaterTaffy 23893 posts, Honey Beekeeper @ 7:54 am

    Congratulations for with the weight loss! It’s hard keeping a healthy lifestyle but I just try to only let myself splurge every so often. Some people say you lose the taste for sweets but I haven’t gotten there yet!

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    ellemm005 172 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:11 am

    Congratulations! Now I’m craving cake. I wish I had advice on the temptations, but every time I start a diet and exercise routine and then think about how it’s a lifelong thing, I get demotivated and quit, haha. But hopefully some others have secrets they will share!

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    Mrs. Wallaby 2809 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:21 am

    Wow congratulations girl! I can’t imagine how you can have that much discipline when you bake for a living. That’s amazing!

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    melizabe 64 posts, Worker bee @ 8:21 am

    Unfortunately, I think the hardest part about a diet, even worse that starting or loosing weight, is going back to moderation. Once you have lost the weight you want to loose, you can start eating more to maintain your weight and that is one of the trickiest parts. Moderation is really hard. For me, what worked best was having some strict rules, like no dessert except on weekends for instance, that are easier to follow than “just don’t eat too much.” I also made an effort to incorporate “exercise” into my day by walking instead of taking the train or taking the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator. I know that is hard in the summer, especially in a place like Mexico City, but even a little activity helps. And, if you build muscle it burns more calories than fat!

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    melizabe 64 posts, Worker bee @ 8:32 am

    @melizabe: I forgot to say congratulations on losing the weight! That is phenomenal to have such dedication to your health, and great that you consulted with a doctor.

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    Lone Star, Guest @ 8:54 am

    Congratulations! Here are my tips to not gaining weight:

    (1) Really watch alcoholic drinks. I usually only have vodka with a low calorie mixer, or some wine or champane, and the very occasional beer. No sweet margaritas or juice.
    (2) Eat like the women around you. I like to eat more than other girls, but I try to watch people like my mom (who is really skinny) and all other girls and only have as much on my plate as they do.
    (3) Reduce carbs. I can’t cut them out of my life, but, say, I’ll have half a burger bun, or scoop out the insides of a baguette for a sandwich.

    As Professor Moody, says, it’s all about CONSTANT VIGILANCE!

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    Miss Wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:15 am

    Congratulations! That’s so inspiring. :)

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:23 am

    My SIL bakes fun cakes for people and never wants to eat cake because she’s around it too much, I could never understand that. Good for you for making a positive lifestyle change and sticking with it!

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    daniellekira 548 posts, Busy bee @ 9:53 am

    It is really hard to not over indulge during wedding planning and even harder after your wedding. The key is moderation and exercise. You look amazing.

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    beekeeper 121 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:03 pm

    I honestly think you’re so pretty (before and after the weight loss)!!

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    beekeeper 121 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:39 pm

    @beekeeper: OOps, I meant *before or after the weight gain. You’re a seriously pretty girl! Congrats on getting healthy again.

    I ward off temptation by NOT keeping any nutrient poor foods or beverages in the house. Also, NO fruit juice! It’s hard sometimes, especially when I have cravings… but eventually the craving passes and I’m satisfied by whatever is available in the house (which is strictly veggies, lean protein, nuts and water). Maintain a STRICT policy about not bringing any snack/junk/soda into the house. In time you honestly get used to it and don’t even miss those foods which were so previously tempting.

    Keep up the great work beauty-bee ;)

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    Mrs. Weather Vane 146 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:37 pm

    Thank you all for your encouraging words!! It has been hard but I’m so glad that I made those lifestyle changes!!

    @melizabe: Great tips! And you are definitely right, I need to be strict about it, I know that if I start saying “oh just a bite” or “what harm can it do” I will be in trouble.

    @Lone Star: You are right! My mom eats everything but in little portions, and she has always been skinny!! I will try to follow her lead, it is just that when I like something it is SO hard for me to eat just a little… sigh.

    @beekeeper: Thank you, thank you for your kind words!! I agree that I must keep all the temptations at a distance, it is just that while I’m at work is hard!! And it makes me a little sad to know that this will be a lifetime thing, not being able to indulge as I used to.

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    lealorali 4406 posts, Honey bee @ 3:57 pm

    Nom nom nom cake dome nom nom…. I would die!!

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    Mrs. Gondola 970 posts, Busy bee @ 10:16 pm

    Congrats on eating more healthy! I’m working on avoiding temptation too!

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    Dania, Guest @ 4:49 am

    Congrats! What was your high weight? I’m trying to figure out how to lose 250lbs before the wedding!!

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