when i finally realized that getting healthy was the number one factor in losing weight, i sort of lost sight of the goal to be skinny. being slimmer is just a bonus. so now i find it easier to stay on track and to be appreciative of of the weight loss on my weekly weigh in and exercising just seems to be natural.
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It's taken me YEARS to do what I am finally doing --- changing my lifestyle and not just dieting.
My secrets are: 1, realizing that I am not depriving myself when I eat smaller portions and strive for balanced, healthy meals because the foods I eat are DELICIOUS and 2, constant journaling to vent about the lapses and learn from them. Together, I am loving myself more.
I don't give up things I really want; I just don't have them every day. I'm also learning from my triggers..
I gave away all my old "skinny clothes". I am not buying any clothes right now. When I get down to size 10, I am buying a whole new wardrobe9 I am giving away all my clothes that are too big now. That way, If I start to slide up the scale, I have more motivation to get myself back in check
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