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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.
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    Battling each day............

    emoticon , yes we can.
    1816 days ago
    it's neat to re-visit those old blogs. I often get a renewed focus.
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    1823 days ago
    Biggest Loser mentions many a times that being overweight is 100% mental. I agree and disagree. I also feel it's the corporate takeover of crappy foods as well, but that's another story. LMAO

    Great blog...has some great insight and makes one think of their own journeys :o) Thanks for sharing!!
    1824 days ago
  • MRSP90X
    I can totally relate. I use food to comfort myself especially when I am frustrated, angry, and fearful. emoticon I am going to try to turn to exercise instead to replace the behavior. Obviously, it will bring different results emoticon
    1824 days ago
    I am trying to get to the root of my food addiction and these questions are really good to ask ourselves. Thanks for sharing this. It does prove that this is a lifelong journey.
    These kinds of blogs are always so inspiring and great b/c they get me to thinking about my own journey and life.

    1824 days ago
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