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Im Losing Weight

Posted by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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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.  


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Amanda52007
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:32 PM
Good for you!


I'm also 6 foot, and I'm 208. I actually like the way I am, but I feel like others expect me to be better. If that makes sense. Like, if I'm not trying to lose weight, then wth am I doing?

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Matriarch87
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM
Lol. I know what you mean but you gotta be happy with yourself. It's fine that you constantly strive to improve but if your body type is like mine....I think you look damn good. Even when I wasn't fat I thought I was fat and was always trying to get smaller even though for a good portion of my life I was at a healthy weight range like yourself. So I'm glad you can admit to being pleased with your body. Keep it up.

Quoting Amanda52007:

Good for you!





I'm also 6 foot, and I'm 208. I actually like the way I am, but I feel like others expect me to be better. If that makes sense. Like, if I'm not trying to lose weight, then wth am I doing?



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Alyson121
by Alyson on Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:48 PM

woohoo

MamaMandee
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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Keep it up mama! I agree it is a total mind thing!! 

jenerica.
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:46 PM
That is great!
Idiotontheloose
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 6:13 AM

Congratulations on your success!!  I truly feel you hit the nail on the head.  Attitude.  I've always been a normal weight until brain surgery.  After brain surgery I was in the hospital for two and a half months and gained over 100 pounds.  When it was time to go home, I went to get dressed and thought Oh No.  Of course I'm on steroids and just can't seem to lose the weight.  But like you said its all attitude.  I keep thinking to myself I'll never lose this weight as long as I'm on steroids.  I'm going to change my attitude and be more dilligent.  Thank you for reminding me and again, congratrulations to you!!  YOU DID IT!!!

Brysonsmom2006
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 6:26 AM

GREAT JOB!!!! KEEP IT UP!

good

 

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Feb. 2, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Good for you mama!  Hugs!

Krysden
by Platinum Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:08 PM

congratulations!

Jenn8604
by Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:12 PM
at 6' weighing 208 isn't that heavy. Your half a foot taller than me and 150 is my healthy weight goal. If your like ops vision and 12/14 tall pants your a good size.
Quoting Amanda52007:

Good for you!





I'm also 6 foot, and I'm 208. I actually like the way I am, but I feel like others expect me to be better. If that makes sense. Like, if I'm not trying to lose weight, then wth am I doing?



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