Thank you both so much...your words really helped me to redirect how I am looking at this. Here are the changes that I made. I really do need to make permanent changes so that I'm not always losing the same pounds over and over. So, instead of feeling deprived of my off limit foods, I am taking the approach that nothing is off limit as long as it fits into my daily calorie count. Don't get me wrong, I am not just going to eat junk. I have a very strenuous job and am always aware of the fuel I need to do a good job and still have energy for my family.
I also decided not to lighten up a bit on the weekend, but...ended up not wanting to wreck my progress and made conscience decisions about the foods I ate. This did not make me feel deprived, but...in control.
Another change that I decided to make was the way that I said no to food or alcohol. Instead of saying "I can't", I'm saying "I don't".
So, that's where I am. Feeling positive and hoping that I can continue with my changes.
Thanks so much for the little pep talks! I'm sure that I'll need it again. :)
"The source of courage is a greater fear"
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