I just knew I had to do it for me.
This time I joined this group and logged my food and never let myself go hungry.
All of the other times I thought a grumbling tummy = weight loss, but I was so wrong, and that's why I always quit. Now that I eat healthy and stay full I am successful.
I think it really is a journey and if you're serious about it than you don't give up. I had to find out what was going to work for me. It's easier for me to eat 3 larger meals a day than a bunch of smaller meals and snacks. When I was eating more often I was always thinking about food and obsessing and often eating just because it was that time of day (12:00- lunch! 3:00- snack! 6:00- dinner!) and not because I was truly hungry. Sometimes I think I'm the total opposite of what works for everyone else. LOL
Losing weight is hard for me. What I think is different about this time is that I have figured out that my body processes certain foods better than others. If I eat those foods, I lose weight more consistently. So... because I am having some success... I am inspired to keep going.
Because it's not just about weight loss anymore. It's about becoming healthier. Yes, I track my weight, but I try to focus more on other aspects more because the scale doesn't always show that much progress.
It's all about replacing old bad habits with healthy habits. Habits stick with a person for a lifetime.
~ Abby Campbell, BSc, ISSA FNS & SSN, ACT CPT
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Rock bottom. Period. That's what did it. I had to hit rock bottom before I got serious.
"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."
The mindset is different. This isn't a diet. I have taught myself how I need to eat to lose weight---and also gained the knowledge of how I should eat to maintain. I have given up nothing---I eat all the foods I used to, but in smaller portions and less often.
I have accepted that I am a stress eater. I have found that exercise does relieve the stress--so I do that instead of eating.
I have accepted that a slower rate of loss means I have had more time to learn how to eat properly. I am 2 years into my journey. 104 pounds down. Average of 1 pound per week. Sometimes it felt fast, quite often it felt slow. But it's 2 years of learning the habits I need to keep my weight down for the rest of my life.
I have accepted that I will mess up. I will overeat. I will binge. I will have birthdays to celebrate. Anniversaries. Holidays. But I have learned to get back on track after these times. I did not get fat because of one birthday or holiday. Or one binge. It was eating like a holiday every day of the year.
Last thing: Exercise is now something I can't live without. After 2 days not working out, I get antsy. On day 3, I get nasty. It is something that not only de-stresses me, but also makes me feel good.
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