I’d Rather be Thin
By Meggan Larson
I was grabbing a pizza for my family last week and it was after 5 pm, I was getting hungry, and it was one of my favorite pizza’s. I paid for it, brought it into the car, and you know that smell wafted through my tiny hatchback car like a fan was blowing it straight at me. I thought to myself, maybe I’ll have just one slice. I’ve been doing well lately, haven’t I? I could eat just one or two and I’m getting hungry. But then I shrugged my shoulders and said to myself…
Meh, I’d rather be thin.
When I got home I got the kids (and hubby) fed and I made myself some scrambled eggs and steamed some asparagus. It took all of 5-6 minutes from start to finish. I think that that’s going to be my motto from now on.
Off plan chocolate cake?
…Meh, I’d rather be thin.
Chips and salsa at the Mexican restaurant?
… Meh, I’d rather be thin.
The thing is, I can make myself almost anything and have it fit within what I’m doing to lose weight. There are recipes everywhere that are THM or Keto friendly and if I’m really that desperate for a sweet treat I can just make one of them. I used to laugh at the saying “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” because I’d think to myself ~ have they even tasted a donut before? But I get it now. I have success in my journey and I’ve fought hard for it. I’ve had ups and down. I’ve lost 60lbs and then gained back every single one and I’ve stayed stuck between the same five pounds for OVER a year. Now that I’ve tasted real success, I’m not about to throw it away for a slice of pizza. I ate the pepperoni off of one slice and was fine with that.
Last week I talked about the importance of changing your mindset and this goes right along with that. We can no longer let ourselves be tempted by things like Dairy Queen or donuts. Is it really worth trading your goal weight for? Is it really worth telling yourself that you’d rather stay where you are? I never realized what I was telling my subconscious brain whenever I made those choices. I just thought a donut was a donut ya know? But it’s not.
When you’ve determined to get to goal weight, made a plan, and begun to walk towards it ~ your brain knows. So when you then jump off and fill your stomach with sugar or white flour again your brain thinks “Oh, she didn’t mean it. Ok, let’s go back to what we were doing before.” There is NO FOOD worth trading my goals for. So come on, say it with me now and say it loud enough for the ones in the back to hear!
I’d rather be thin!
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!