It's time to be serious: I have a confession to make. You know I love some good hijinx but I have to get real with you now.
So, do you remember when I went on my 50% raw food kick? It was great, really. I felt amazing and (TMI, TMI) I could FINALLY, after many years, go to the bathroom with no issue And I lost a ton of weight. It just fell off without me even trying. I think I was even slimmer than when I got married.
Back in April, I went shopping for some new-to-me jeans for my birthday. In the past, I have always worn somewhere between a size 0 and 4 (don't hate -- remember, I'm not crafty and can't run!). I have found success with Banana Republic's jeans. They seem to fit me best. They aren't too low, they aren't too stretchy and I love the quality.
So anyway, here I was at Buffalo Exchange looking for jeans in the 0-2 section on the rack. I pulled out probably 10 pairs and went into the fitting room.
They were all too baggy.
I finally settled on a pair of dark wash Banana Republics in size 0 because, well, it doesn't get any smaller than that, does it?
I got home and found out they were waaaaay too loose on me. After wearing them for only a few minutes, I could slide them off my body without even unbuttoning them. So much for that.
I don't own a scale so I don't know how much I weighed at that point, but it's probably a good thing because the number may have shocked me right outta my pants (pun definitely intended). But I didn't need a scale to tell me what I couldn't ignore: I was TOO SKINNY. Even for me.
WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME HOW CRAZY SKINNY I LOOKED?!
It's not like I was really trying to lose weight; I was just trying to eat healthier. Yet I was slowly killing myself. Hello, the human body needs a little fat to cushion it up. It needs fat in case there's a famine or some kind of disaster and you can't eat for days on end. Well, I'm pretty sure my body had zero fat at that point. Good thing there wasn't an earthquake or something.
I am pleased to tell you that today, those Banana Republic jeans I bought on my birthday that were too baggy? Yeah, now they fit me quite snugly. My butt looks good in them. I am not too skinny anymore. And I feel great.
I still try to eat raw fruit and/or vegetables with every meal, but I am done going overboard. I will not say no to fats and sugars. I will eat them in moderation; they're welcome in my diet! I don't want to wither away ever again.
Plus, I like being able to wear adult-sized jeans. Yanno.
So, if you decide to cut all processed foods out of your diet, please remember you do still have to eat some fats. Some healthy options for this include Greek yogurt, cheese, eggs, avocados, lean meat and milk. And I'm a firm believer that there's no harm in a cupcake now and then. Nor in eating half your kids' Halloween candy.