Im excited about it and thought i'd share here. Im finally at a point where I really truly feel this time will be long term & permanent. I've spent my entire life dieting and battling my weight. Im not doing anything real different than what i've been trying to stick to the entirety of my adulthood. My attitude is the most significant difference. I really do believe a person's mental state is the most important part of a diet plan. The science behind weightloss is easy, we arn't dumb, we know what we all have to do to lose weight...its the mental hangups that set us up to fail. Lack of drive, lack of determination, our relationship with food, what food means for us.
The mind is a powerful thing, if its not in the right state for weight loss I promise you wont be successful. I really do believe my mind is finally in its right state to lose weight.
At 5 years ago I was at my heaviest I had ever been in my life. At 6ft tall I weighed 350 pounds was a size 24. In less than 2 years I got myself down to 250 pounds and was a size 16. At my height I look damn good at 200-ish, a size 12/14- but I never got there.
Having a weight problem (maybe some can relate) its kind of odd to describe how the overweight really do seemingly black out on binges that last the better part of years. I couldn't tell you today what the hell happened to me back then because I dont know. I of course remember all of my life events and such, except the food part, I dont recall what was going through my mind when I let it all go.
Its truly as though I woke up one day to realize I had gained 70 pounds over night, but it wasn't overnight, it was nearly three years. It takes one hell of a strong mind to repress those kinds of bad choices, to ignore the physical change, to not notice the increased pant size, takes a mighty strong mind to blatantly pretend there are no consequences to poor choices, to be in such utter denial!
I need to use that amazing mind strength for good and not evil!
So thats what im doing. My body is a tool, food is its fuel, nothing more. My relationship needs to be that simple with food otherwise I idolize it and give it far more meaning than it deserves. I only eat when I am truly hungry and my diet is balanced.
Im very excited about the success i've had in the past month and while I know im not always going to make the best choices I know that they will far outweigh the poor choices.