Exactly one year ago today, January 7, 2012 – I started The Perfect 10 Diet. What a journey, what a time of learning and growing (mentally, not physically!) and mostly, finding out what works for me and what doesn’t.
For those who don’t know much about me, let me share. I’m a regular person. I work 40+ hours a week as an Executive Assistant/Office Manager for a very small but extremely busy office. I’m not in advertising, I’m not a dietician, a doctor or an expert on anything. I started the blog because so many of us wanted some guidance on what to eat and what to try and how to make the P10 diet work for us. I’m going through a serious case of ‘blog envy’ right now. There are many bloggers I follow who are lucky enough to work at home, on their blogs, experimenting with recipes and getting extra education about nutrition and all that fun happy stuff. Their blogs rock hardcore and I am happy that they are able to do this because they are able to find out the info that I don’t have the time or energy to do. I really wish I could do more for all of you. You’re just gonna have to put up with my best efforts and hang in there with me. I'm not cooking all the time now so I don't have as much to share - so send me some recipes you'd like for me to post!
If you’re still with me, let’s review:
What have I lost?
2. midnight snacking;
3. bad complexion;
5. feeling constantly exhausted;
6. feeling continually emotional and depressed; and
7. I’ve stopped wanting to throw rocks at skinny people.
What have I gained?
1. a new respect for food and what’s in it;
2. an appreciation for working out and how necessary it is to do;
3. a great night’s sleep;
4. energy to get stuff done and energy leftover to do fun stuff;
5. a new appreciation for taking care of myself;
6. a steady, calm positive attitude; and
7. bruises from having strangers throwing rocks at me (what’s that all about?)
So…Happy New Me! Happy New You! - HAPPY NEW US!
If you get started now you can look back in a year and say ‘look how far I’ve come’.
On my cell phone I have a picture I took on the evening of January 6, 2012…I told myself that would be the last picture in which I’d ever look like that. I look at it once in a while and remember what it felt like and I don’t want to feel like that ever again.