Monday, December 21, 2009
Today, as I was donating clothes that are way too big for me, a woman who has known me and my weight struggles for a long time asked, "What clicked for you this time? How did you finally lose all the weight?"
I told her I'd have to think about it. And I have started thinking.
Many things have finally "clicked." Maybe identifying what worked will be a help to me when (not if) I need to get it back.
Right off, I'd say the most important thing that clicked is that all-or-nothing-thinking is my enemy. If I couldn't do it perfectly, I'd give up. I have learned that when I'm not perfect, forgive myself, be my own best friend, and do the best I can as soon as I can. Don't wait for Monday, or morning, or even the next meal. Grab a glass of water, track everything I can remember - estimating when needed, and start the exercise . Now. I'm back on track. Just like that.
More to come on this topic ---