Friday, November 16, 2012
I just started reading a new blog about a lady and her hubby who collectively lost 200 lbs. http://successalongtheweigh.bl
In her FAQ she was asked about WLS, at over 400lbs she was a great candidate. But she chose not to take that route. What she says about WLS is cool - but that's not what caught my eye.
I appreciate what she said here:
"There are lessons that you need to learn in order to be successful in keeping weight off. People mistakenly think weight loss is physical and it's not...it's 90% mental. You make the decision to eat well or not, you make the decision to exercise or not, you choose to use food for emotional reasons, etc. "
SO true. I'm having a hard time sticking to healthy foods- and I'm learning that there are some things I did SO well that are stuck (ie water over soda/preservatives are the devil etc). I don't crave baking and gorging. I eat mostly unprocessed foods.
EXCEPT for candy. Good heavens- what I will do for a gummy bear or sour worm... well, it's just not ladylike. (and I'm not even SOUTHERN! [even though I'm more South than any Georgian...])The kind I get don't have HFCS but it's not healthy. It's not good for me, it's not even nutritious. There are good habits I've developed over the past year and a half that have stuck (and I'm plenty proud) but others that are bad for me, and a little further ingrained.
I'm not trying to lose weight, but it's those habits that got me where I was and will take me back after the little one arrives. I'm focusing on those for now.
It's 90% mental. Is your head in the game?