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!


Mrs. Weather Vane

June 27
Mexico City
Wedding Date:
March 2014
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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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    weathervane 171 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 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 3:57 pm

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

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    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble 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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