Sunday, July 28, 2013
I'm doing a lot of reading here on SP, still trying to find what works for me, being inspired by many people who have litereally lost a full size man by diet and exercise. One of these is a person named INDYGIRL. Read her Spark Page for some major inspiration. She mentioned that she went to check out weight loss surgery but decided against it because it wasn't going to change the way her brain thought about food.
That's really important. Before, when I wanted to lose weight, it was because I had a high school reunion, a wedding, etc. Some event where I wanted to look good and not be embarrassed by my weight. So I'd starve myself and work out like a maniac and then afterwards go right back to my old ways. This time I'm really thinking about my health. I want to make changes that I can live with for the rest of my life. No low fat, low carb, all this, none of that, etc. etc. I want to eat less processed foods, more fruits and veggies, try to get some form of exercise every day, drink lots of water. I'm not labelling foods into "good" or "bad" categories anymore. If I want something, I'm going to try drinking a glass of water first. Then if I still want it, I'll have it. In moderation.
No more wolfing down half a pizza or a pint of ice cream, eating it as fast as I can and not really even tasting it. Did I think if I ate it quickly, the calories don't count? If I'm going to eat something, I'm going to enjoy it. This is a journey that I plan to stay on, not a quick fix. I'm going to savour my food and my life.
No more stinkin' thinkin' for me.