It Finally Clicked

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I have been dieting on and off for 7 years. It hurts to think about really because if I had just stuck to it the first time around… I’m sure that many of us have these kinds of thoughts.

But it’s different this time.

This time I’m not dieting; I’m changing my habits. I don’t even care what the scales shows, because right now it doesn’t matter. All that matter is that I turn my life around and start being healthy.

In doing so I’ve noticed a few differences that I had not expected:

*** I don’t obsess about food. This is huge for me because in the past when dieting what I ate, how much I ate, can I eat this, etc was all I thought about. Now I only think about food when it is necessary to do so; when preparing meals, entering food into the tracker; e-mailing my diet buddy with whom I share my daily menu, and menu planning/shopping.

*** I eat more; more often and more variety. It’s strange because it seems counterproductive but it really isn’t when you consider that I am eating healthier lower calorie items. Eating this way keep me satisfied and I don’t feel the need to snack like I used to.

***It is easier. I don’t have to try as hard this time around as I did in the past; it just comes naturally or something.

It seems that everything that I’ve learned in the past seven years has finally come together in my head. I’m no longer dieting but changing my lifestyle and I am amazed.
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    This sounds so positive. I joined Spark the same week as you and did great till November. I made it through a year and lost 50 pounds. Since then I have been up and down with the same 5 pounds and I'm to the point where I really want to get back on track. Your blog sounds like a place to start! Not obsessing about food would be huge for me! I know that would help. Thanks! Good luck to you...... and me! Have a good week!
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