Thursday, April 19, 2012
I have been dieting on and off for 7 years. It hurts to think about really because if I had just stuck to it the first time aroundÖ Iím sure that many of us have these kinds of thoughts.
But itís different this time.
This time Iím not dieting; Iím changing my habits. I donít even care what the scales shows, because right now it doesnít matter. All that matter is that I turn my life around and start being healthy.
In doing so Iíve noticed a few differences that I had not expected:
*** I donít obsess about food. This is huge for me because in the past when dieting what I ate, how much I ate, can I eat this, etc was all I thought about. Now I only think about food when it is necessary to do so; when preparing meals, entering food into the tracker; e-mailing my diet buddy with whom I share my daily menu, and menu planning/shopping.
*** I eat more; more often and more variety. Itís strange because it seems counterproductive but it really isnít when you consider that I am eating healthier lower calorie items. Eating this way keep me satisfied and I donít feel the need to snack like I used to.
***It is easier. I donít have to try as hard this time around as I did in the past; it just comes naturally or something.
It seems that everything that Iíve learned in the past seven years has finally come together in my head. Iím no longer dieting but changing my lifestyle and I am amazed.