Ok..you have a few things going on here.
"'I'm curious to know how ones mind is after they have achieved their weight loss goal."
Happiness. And the realization that if I revert back to my old ways of eating, that I literally will be back to losing the same weight a year later.
That is why this is a "lifestyle change" not a "diet". If you do not fully understand that..post a question here, just like you did for this.
In a nutshell - learning healthy habits for life.
"My problem is that I want to lose this weight but I don't want to do the work."
Ok, do you mean exercise? Or do you mean changing your eating habits? Or both?
I lost my first 25 via "diet" alone. What does that mean. Swapping out junk food and garbage for whole, healthy lover calorie lower fat food. I was never hungry, either. Never. Know why? I used the many, many resources here (articles and message boards - esp. diet and nutrition) to learn what to eat.
I also learned how important tracking my calories every single day is (VITAL).
However...I wanted it. I wanted to lose weight and firm up my body and rock a mini-skirt! You kinda need to figure out if you really want it or not. Do you? For real?
"When I eat bad I feel guilty but the bad habits are SO VERY HARD TO BREAK. Any suggestions."
Well, yeah. Every single one of us started where you are right now. I started out slowly. I build up good habits by slowly replacing the bad ones.
Here are just a few examples:
Bring calories down slowly. Start at say 2000 cals...go to 1800 for 2 days, then 1600 for 2 days, then 1400 for 2 days...etc.
Start drinking more water. 2 a day. Then 4 a day. Then 6 a day...as you are doing this, you replace sodas and starbucks.
Start eating more veggies...the low cal bulk super food!! As you start binging down your calories, you are going to naturally have to replace junk food and crap with something else...so you start eating more veggies.
Exercise. Like I said, Iost my fist 25 via diet alone. But, what you do is (again) start slowly. 10 minutes a day 3 days a week. Then 15 minutes a day 3 days a week. Then 20 minutes a day 3 days a week. Then 20 minutes a day 4 days a week.
I also read the diet and nutrition thread all the time to learn from others what foods to eat to stay full and never feel deprived...know what they are? PFF, baby!! Protein, Fat (the good kind) and Fiber.
Most importantly, if I ever had a bad day, the next day I dusted my butt off and tried again the next day (I do one day at a time) and never gave up...because I really, really wanted this.
lol...edited to add...way too many typo's to care about ;)
Edited by: EELPIE at: 4/9/2014 (13:01)
The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.
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