I am very blessed to know people of all shapes, sizes, and walks of life. There is a very special group of individuals that I use to envy. These are the individuals that can eat a double cheeseburger and large fry 5 days a week and not gain a pound. These individuals have to make minimal effort to keep their slender shape. These are the individuals that get frustrated that they can't gain weight. Wait. What? Who wants to gain weight?? Know anyone like what I just described? These people are the "GBPs" of the world. The "Genetically Blessed People." Their inability to gain weight blows my mind. Do you know how hard I have to work to just maintain? The way their body processes food is just downright unfair. I want to be able to eat cupcakes and cookies and not have the scale move. Yes... I know just because they eat what they want does not mean they are exactly healthy.
After a few conversations with some of the GBPs at Bodyshop X I have learned that these individuals struggle too. They struggle, get frustrated, and get off track just like I do. While some may see it comical that GBPs want to gain weight, they are just as passionate about gaining their weight as I am about losing weight. Being green with envy of their ability to not gain weight will forever and always be a waste of time and energy. Just like my progress takes time so does that of GBPs. So instead of wanting to look like someone else and wishing I had their freakishly fast metabolism, I will embrace where I am and my abilities and strive to be better each day.
As for my nutrition plan.... I am done. I have completed Weeks 5&6. During these weeks I was able to incorporate back into my diet. I continued to have 3 meals and 2 snacks. The incorporation of fruit back into my diet has been great! I was able to enjoy the local strawberry crop and now local peaches. My summer garden is providing me with a lot of great veggies! So I have no excuse to not eat my veggies. The information I learned on meal structure, appropriate meal size, and proper planning will continue to help me stay healthy.
Next week I will be off working at a summer camp and will be tempted by pop-tarts and cookies daily. Let's hope I don't go all crazy and eat everything in sight next week!