Friday, June 07, 2013
It has taken me over 5 years to get close to my goal weight. Last year was the best of all that time. I've lost 29 lbs. since Jan. 2012. Don't get me wrong. I really love where I am today. I love being amazed at what size I fit into. I just wished it could come faster than this.
In the past year I have really changed my eating habits and I'm able to do a lot of things that I could do when I was younger. I actually threw away Oreos and Reese's pieces that my co-parent gave our DD (with her blessings as she would prefer fruit and yogurt to junk food ... I must be doing something right with her. I wish it was that easy for me). I had to throw it away because if it's in the house, I will eat it.
I've learned that I'm an emotional eater. So, I've started to meditate when I start to feel stressed.
I've also figured out what I love to do (ZUMBA!!!). So getting in exercise is pretty easy for me to go for. I love to take walks on nice days during my lunch break and be able to do so with DD.
I get frustrated with how easy my body can and will pack on pounds if I even slack for 1 week. I have to commit to exercise every week. Move as much as possible. Because that's what my body really loves.
I'm terrified of going back because I like fitting into a size 6 right now and I don't like the idea of going back to a 14 or 16. I know that only 5-10% of people who get to their goal weight stay within 5 lbs. of their goal weight. But I also don't want to go back to eating things that now make me sick to my stomach (so I know I won't). And I need to move now rather than having to move.
If slow and steady really does win the race ... then I'm one lucky gal! :)