Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What is your secret?

I’ve been asked a lot what “my secret” is. How on earth have I done this? How have I lost this weight? Umm...I don’t have a secret. I don’t even have a secret weapon. I thought maybe Zach and Janelle would be my secret weapon, but I tell everyone about them and I tell everyone with questions to go see them!

As of late, here’s how conversations go:

Random friend or person I know (RFOPIK), “Wow, you look awesome. What have you been doing? What is your secret?”

Me, “I eat on a meal plan and I go to the gym...a lot.”

RFOPIK, “Wow. I wish I had the time to do that. So you don’t do anything special?”

Me, “If I have the time to go to the gym, anyone does. You just have to make it part of your day. You have to make it like work or a meeting or doctors appointment. I have to tell people that I’m busy when I’m at the gym. I won’t make plans for anything if it’s a regular gym time. I don’t do anything special. I count calories and eat every three hours. I don’t drink like I used to.”

RFOPIK, “That sounds like a lot. I just don’t know if I could do all of that.”

Me, “Well, I’m tired of being fat and it is a lot of work, but it’s worth it. The longer I do this the easier it gets. It does take dedication, because some days it takes everything in me to drag my ass to the gym. Some days I just want to sit on my ass and drink, but I don’t want to go back to where I was. I guess that’s my secret; I’m tired of being fat.”

I think people want me to tell them that I found a magic, quick fix for being overweight. I wish I had too, but since I know Harry Potter and Hogwarts don’t exist I’ve had to do it the old fashioned way and just put in the hard work. I know that upsets a lot of people to know that they are just going to have to do the hard work, but it’s true. 


  1. Totally relate to this post. I hate it. I especially hate it when people go "omg you try SO hard." Like trying hard is a bad thing. They are looking for an effortless method :(

  2. Same here girl! Seems like everyone is always looking for a magic trick?


  3. I love your directness. Unfortunatley so many people just want an easy out. Just like the two gym ladies from your previous post. I just want to scream at people sometimes: "Don't ask if you don't want the truth!!!"

  4. Amen to that!! I can't stand when people say "I need to do what you're doing" then don't do it. When people tell me that now I don't even get into the conversation.. I just say "THere's nothing to it but to do it!!"

    Just started following you! I'd love if you followed me back :)


  5. I was one of those people. I can't tell you how many stupid diet pills I've taken hoping that it would just do the trick. But hard work is the only way to go about it.

  6. So... that is your secret??? The gym and eating right?? you're joking right? What's in your water?? lol! jk!!

  7. Awesome ur so truthful about it not makin it sound like a game very good!

  8. I'd probably start telling people I have my own personal liposuction machine at home. Or that I'm on a strict water only diet. I'm sarcastic like that though. ;)

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  9. I totally hear you! I am only down 30 pounds, however every time someone says "How are you doing this? You look great." And then I tell them diet & exercise and their reply is, "I don't know where I'd find the time"... I want to slap them! Our life is SO crazy. If I can find time, anyone can!

    Good for you!