I was doing great all the way up to about October, at least I thought I was doing great. I had lost 15 lbs and was struggling to loose more and keep the loss I had. It wasn't going well.
I got discouraged and started slacking. I was still not really believing that I could really do this.
I was so used to diets and I couldn't get out of the "diet" mindset. I was so obsessed with calories, scales, minutes,and numbers that I wasn't just living! I would go out with friends, and was so afraid to "screw up" that I wouldn't eat anything that I wasn't exactly sure of the calories of, then go home hungry and depressed feeling I had missed out on life because all I ever think about is food and the calories in it.
It wasn't until This month I started to REALLY get Sparkpeople. inspirational stories, learning about portions and freeing myself from that diet mindset into the "healthy living mindset", Spark People has released me from the number cycle. I finally get it now! It took me 10 months!
The other day I went out and had a meal with friends. I wasn't exactly sure how many calories it was at the time, but I just stuck to small portions, and skipped the soda. I had a great time out with friends and didn't obsess over the food or calories... it was barely a blip in the radar.
When I got home and plugged it all in I realized I hadn't gone over at all! More importantly I felt really good about myself! Even if I had gone over a little bit... would it have really derailed everything I had been doing for the past 10 months? Of course not!
With this new "healthier" mindset I KNOW i can do this! I am ready to take on 2010 and really change my life...not just the weight.
Good luck to you all!
P.S. If you haven't bought it yet, get The Spark!! READ IT, READ IT, READ IT!
"even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there!"
| Pounds lost: 24.0