Re-visiting 3 questions.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
This is from my blog July 2009, when I was already deep into healthy lifestyle and had lost 50 lbs. These answers are spot on even 3 1/2 years later. Just goes to show how this a lifelong battle. Stress eating and my life being out of balance is exactly why I can't lose weight. In addition, I am unhappy with my work life which leads to comforted myself with food.
July 25, 2009
1. Why are you overweight?
I am overweight because I used food to comfort me during stressful times. Instead of dealing with issues I ate to numb my problems away. I used lots of excuses as to "why" it was okay to eat.
2. Why do you want to lose weight?
I want to lose weight so I can be me again. I used to be energetic, more social, and active. I want to be that person again, but I am too self-conscious and uncomfortable with my body.
3. Why have you been unable to maintain weight loss in the past?
I think it has to do a lot with my mental state. When my life is in balance I have better control of my emotions and my choices. Weight gain happened when I gave too much of myself and my time to one thing in my life.