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Not Counting, Just Losing

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I have discovered something wonderful!


My body actually WANTS to lose this excessive weight that I have packed on over the years!
The key, which is probably the hardest thing about weight loss (for me anyway), is to LISTEN to my body when it is telling me that it has had enough. If I follow that, which I have been for the most part (and getting better at it), then I lose weight AND feel satisfied! Who knew?!

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I haven't been counting carbs so bring on the bread! emoticon
I haven't been counting calories so I have more time to use on other things, like working out if I want to or playing with my children, or blogging like I am now. emoticon
I haven't been counting points and I'm actually not renewing my weight watchers so I'm saving money! emoticon

And I have been LOSING! emoticon

Now, it was hard to shift my mindset because, well, let's be honest...I LOVE FOOD!
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I love it all. I am not one to turn down food. Which is part what got me into this mess to begin with. I eat wayyyy too much of the stuff. But now, I can have all of that good stuff and still lose weight because I am learning the art of moderation that has so long eluded me and my food addiction. And let me tell you SparkPeople is so FREEING! emoticon

I have been cutting my portions in about half, seeing how I feel, then if I want more I can always have more. Before I would pile it on my plate and just eat it because it is there. Now I will clean my plate but I don't pile as much on. That has been a big help coming from a family where everyone cleans their plates and feels as if you are wasting food if any is left behind.

It's a mind game for sure. emoticon

Let's keep up the good work everyone and remember, it is as much mindset as anything else. We don't have to eat all that is on our plates and we can always go back and nosh more if our body is wanting it. If not don't feel bad throwing it away. It can either be waste or end up on your waist if excess is consumed. Let's rewire our brains and succeed!

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  • MOMMY_LOVE8260
    No doubt! It's still a struggle, but a struggle that is getting easier with time!
    1758 days ago
    Congrats on continuing to lose weight! I can't wait till I can train my brain to listen to my body and not have to count anything and just be "normal' will be a day to celebrate! Keep up the amazing work lady!
    1758 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Sounds like you've got a feel for this. you've won the biggest battle of allowing yourself to know the meaning of "enough". Blessings on the rest of your journey.
    1758 days ago
  • MOMMY_LOVE8260
    That's me too! I want to eat, so getting full so quickly is a challenge in itself because I enjoy eating. That's where I have been working on slowing down when I'm eating too. I'm a fast eater so slowing my roll helps the still enjoying the food part of it.
    1758 days ago
  • CHEFLORI7715
    Not only am I working on being a former member of the clean plate club, I love food so much and you "wouldn't want it to go bad" or "it might not taste as good reheated later". I found myself annoyed when I was full after a few bites, so I would continue shoveling it in! Doing my best to break those habit and I seem to be winning! emoticon
    1758 days ago
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