|A table of cooking contest entries during the center's Chocolate Fantasy|
fundraiser. Imagine table after table of stuff like this and that's what I
faced this weekend - and emerged victorious!
The issue isn't if cheese is bad for you or not, the issue is the power you give it. Whether it's chocolate, cheese, licquor, or bacon wrapped jalapenos - if you are telling yourself you "can't live without it," you have made that food more powerful than yourself. Think about it.
The reason I put this blog out here is to show that no matter how heavy you are (I have now dropped a total of 111 lbs!), no matter your age, lifestyle, etc. you have within you the power to get control of your weight. You can do it!
There was a time in my life when I thought my weight was a lost cause. Today I am living proof that everyone has the ability within themselves to conquer excessive weight. You just have to get your head in the right place and have the willingness to change. Once you convince yourself you can do it, the power is yours.
I have friends who are overweight and are unhappy with their size, but don't think Ideal Protein is the program for them. They often feel they have to explain themselves to me, as if I am in some kind of position of judgement over their life path.
I only know what has worked for me. If you don't like the sound of the diet I'm on, then find your own path. Quit complaining about the shape you're in, take responsibility for the situation and do something about it!
Like I've said before, there is no magic weight fairy out there who will do the work for you. You don't even have to go on a drastic diet or exercise program to do it. Just change one habit, or adopt a new one. Start out with small steps and ease into changing your life. When I first decided to lose weight, I started biking to work. I wasn't dieting or doing anything else. I just biked.