Greetings! My name is Helga and I am a card-carrying member of the I Fail As An Adult Club (also known as My Grocery List Consists of Canned Ma Ling and Bacon Anonymous). As fun as my affiliation sounds, the time has come for me to wake up, realize I have been living wrong the last two decades, and get the heck out.
Being healthy has always been a struggle for me and it’s started to show. While I have always had an abundance of body issues, they were mostly all in my head (i.e. I think I’m fat but I’m actually just fine). Well, what do you know; this time, these issues are real, have taken physical form, and have manifested themselves in my gut. And arms. And thighs. And hips. And shoulders. And back.
Point is— I’ve gained weight. A lot of it. Ever wonder why I haven’t been posting photos below my neck/chest area lately? And if you’re my boyfriend (or just plain creepy), you’d have also noticed that my cheekbones have sort of disappeared. Egads! Anyway, I have committed myself to— wait for it— change. I know what I’ve been doing wrong (stupid sleep patterns, bad eating habits, lazy bones, and a vicious cycle of drinking too much beer and then pigging out while drunk and then sleeping throughout a hangover that lasts the entire day) and it’s about darn time I work on it. And I’m serious. I have attempted to live healthily so many times in the past, only to throw in the towel after a week or two. I can’t afford to fail this time around, though, especially since it’s bikini season.
I committed to an All-New Me (hokey, I know) over a couple of weeks ago and took the most important first step towards hotness (lol): cooking real food. I did the groceries Adult Style!— no bacon, instant noodles, chicken hotdogs, chips, and canned meat. I’ve also made an effort to add fruit and vegetables to my diet, although I have had to throw out a few things that have gone bad (it’s a struggle, okay!). It never crossed my mind that preparing my own meals on a regular basis could be so fun and creative.
Here are a few meals I’ve whipped up in the last two weeks:
Admittedly, these aren’t very creative because I basically use the same ingredients over and over again. I also need to add more colorful vegetables and maybe slow my roll on the breadcrumbs and cheese. It’s a start, though, and leagues better than my usual bacon-and-eggs-and-rice meals.