Those of you who know me in real know that I had a bit of a tough time with my most recent birthday. I don’t know why 27 freaked me out so much, but it did. I think it’s because I’m finally starting to feel older. Over the past six months or so I’ve been putting on weight, and for the first time in my life I have to do more than blink for it to melt away. Getting older sucks.
So for a while I did what any rational adult would do, I sat on the couch bitterly eating macarons and lamenting my passing youth.
That seemed to work, until my jeans didntt fit. Then a cute new dress I bought wouldn’t zip up. Then another pair of pants didn’t fit.
Since I’m too vain to buy pants a size (or two) bigger, and I can’t wear yoga pants to the office, I decided I would have to get serious and get my (aging) body back in shape.
This does not entail a lot of exercise. I hate working out. I hate people who tell me that once I get into the routine I’ll love it, that I’ll hate days I don’t workout. Because I’ve been there – I’ve done the stupid workouts on a stupid regular basis. I still hated it.
For now I’m focusing on my eating. Maybe I’ll work in some fitness and sweating (gross) at a later date. Maybe not.
One of the things I did was download MyFitnessPal. Initially I just wanted to see how many calories I was consuming on an average day. I was thrilled to see that I was right on track! Without even trying! Assuming, of course, I am a seven foot tall longshoreman.
O-kay then. Diet will change. The first change? Pure Bars.
These are amazing. They’re a complete vegan protein, and they fill me up enough in the morning that I don’t reach for a mid-morning snack before lunch. Plus, they don’t taste like protein bars. You know what I’m talking about – that gross, heavy, OMG-I-know-I’m-eating-health-food taste that most protein bars have. Pure Ancient Grains bars taste like a chewy granola bar. They’re not too heavy, but they definitely hold me until lunch.
And after lunch? I replaced my afternoon snack with Pure Fruit & Veggie Strips.
YUM. I can’t decide which flavor is my favorite. Whichever one I’m eating at the moment is my favorite.
So, by replacing a few junk food meals with good food, watching my snacking, and paying attention to how many calories I’m consuming, I managed to shed about seven pounds in two weeks.
The first person to tell me it’s water weight gets hit with a Pure Bar.
If you’d like to make some healthy changes in your life – or if you don’t, but enjoy eating delicious things – then you’re in luck! I’m giving away a sample pack from Pure!
Pure Organics are just that – pure and organic. You can pronounce every single ingredient, and they’re all organic, gluten-free, and vegan. Plus, they taste amazing.
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Disclaimer: Pure sent me a sample pack to review, and they’re providing another one for my winner. Pure Bars are not a weight loss product. All opinions are my own, and I am not a doctor. I don’t even play one on TV.