Tuesday, January 22, 2013
So I called my mom on my last visit. She asked me, " Are you still on that crazy diet? You looked so skinny last summer." Ok..this is the straw that broke this maintainers back. LOL. Plus I have been criticized at work for always being on a diet.
It is ironic that I am eating the healthiest I have eaten in decades, I have maintained a 114 pound weight loss for one year and 4 months. I have stopped food bingeing and my health is great. So this is now a crazy diet?
I will tell you my version of a crazy diet that I have been on for years.
A crazy diet is one where you are constantly depressed and binge eating.
A crazy diet is being addicted to sugar and carbs and doing insane things like driving to three stores to get trigger foods or digging a bag of cookies out of the trash. (That still horrifies me that I did that,)
A crazy diet is gaining and losing weight and getting unhealthy lab reports.
So if society thinks my present diet is crazy that is OK. I say choose your crazy. I know my choice.
I am entering month 4 and one year of maintenance. There are times I still am in a state of wonder that I am finally managing this food addiction for the first time. In other years my maintenance was never stable. It was up and down..with binges.
I am happy to have the support of Spark friends and teams! Thanks to everyone for you encouragement.