Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I've got a confession to make... I had it licked. About two years ago, I made it. I reached my goal weight. I wasn't Sports Illustrated swimsuit model material, but I was happy. More importantly, I felt healthy. It was awesome.
Then I threw it all away.
Even though I knew exactly how to eat and how to maintain my weight, I let myself go. I'm an emotional eater, which means every emotion elicits a "go eat" response. I eat to celebrate. I eat when I'm bored. I eat when I'm depressed. Frankly, "fun food" is my addiction.
I find myself starting off the year facing a sobering fact: I'm 28 pounds over my goal weight. Worse than that, I'm eating food that I know makes me feel bad. Over the years, I've learned that too many carbohydrates (especially refined sugar) affect me in a bad way, emotionally as well as physically.
So here I go, joining the masses in a vow to make this the year I lose that weight and actually keep it off. For me, it's more about changing my mindset than the food itself. How about you? Anybody out there in the same boat? What's your plan? And if you've battle with weight and been victorious, do you have any tips for us? Our ears are alert and ready!