I was going to wait but I have chosen that it's time to share my progress:
I have been working through a Concussion Syndrome & Cervegogenic Dizzynesss Syndrome for last 14 months therefore no exercise, and amazingly I have lost the weight that I had gained due to the injury. So I am proud to say that at least I have gained some control of my Heath. I have lost 25 pounds since I started my commitment to me January2011 when I reached 204.5 pounds and shortly after that I found Sparkpeople. I am continuing to get better but it has been taking lots of patients and the positive thought of "I'm not giving up".
The down and Dirty of what I have learnt about food:
As long as the food you eat does not have any type of flour, grains, refined sugar or toxic crap example low fat or zero sugar in it, you will see changes happening right away . For the first time in my life, I am never hungry, energy levels get better, feeling a sense of contentment, less mucus, less headaches, less pain/aches, a very bloated belly disappeared . The bonus, is that you are actually dropping weight and not even trying. For the first time in my life I have not had to track or count calories . The chains are gone!!!!!!
Being creative with how you cook food and getting used to cooking double servings of veggies and meat. Eating real butter, cream cottage, cheese, real eggs, real slab bacon olive oil is really different but I promise, you will never feel hungry again.
If so called food comes in any packaging and their is a list of ingredients you know right away it's not real food . Don't buy .
Society has gotten us to want everything right now and we have forgotten to cook food with love and with family and enjoying our meal time with family. We need to get back to our roots of preparing and being grateful for our food and asking the question where did our food come from. We can't wait for society to change we need to take a active role in changing how we think about food.
I am not perfect all the time but my relationship with food has changed.