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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Well here I am facing a new obstacle. When I started back on the weight loss wagon last year, I made a commitment to stop the yo yo dieting and look at this as a lifestyle change. I did ok with a few slip ups here and there and made goal. I delt with my emotional eating and negative thinking along the way. Sometimes they still pop up but I nip it in the bud real quick. My mind has caught up with my outside self. When I look in the mirror I see a healthy thinner me. Now here's the new obstacle. My mind hasn't caught up with the new me on the inside. I had to give up sweets because my body can't handle the effects of the sugar. My mind still wants it but my body says no. When I go out to eat the food taste salty or greasy and I have to deal with those effects. Then I started thinking that eating out is not as enjoyable as before. So I decided to get a cooking light cookbook and look up low fat versions of my favorite take out foods. I found both and I'm looking forward to trying them out.

The inside me changed soooooo much on this journey to health. I pack healthy lunches & snacks when I'm out running errands. The old me (and still comes out at times) would be like just wing it. But I fail because when I let myself get to hungry I want to eat fast food. The new me loves to workout. I switch up my workouts so I don't get bored and I try new ones. I bought me a yoga for beginners DVD today at Costco. I plan and track my meals & I love my fruits, veggies & water. I know there is no finish line when getting to goal. In the past I would get to goal and then go back to bad eating habits. This time around I'm going to keep doing the things that keep me healthy. This is the new me and I'm still trying to get use to her. I read on another blog where the poster wrote " one persons food is another mans poison". This is so true for me. The things I could tolerate in the past has no place for me in the present and I'm fine with that. I'm just waiting for my mind to catch up with my inside. Thanks for reading.
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  • WAYNE1997
    Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us all. I am beginning to think about some of the same issues. I am changing my eating habits and hope to make these changes a way of life. I have not made peace with all of the reasons I eat, but I am working on learning to treat myself better. I don't want to just change my weight, I want to also change my negative thinking and care for my emotional needs as well. The extra eating I have done in the past is to a large degree an attempt to medicate my feelings. It sounds like you are further on your journey and I think I am on the way. In church today, the guest preacher spoke about the grace we should feel in our bodies and know physically that we are loved by the higher power. I hope to be filled with knowing that I need not be ashamed and can begin to love myself and others completely. I hope this makes sense. Thanks again for you description of your journey and for your encouragement on my page!!
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  • CWYNN01
    Keep on going!! The thing is you know what you did in the past & how you want your future to be different. So you keep on pushing!! I'm proud of you!

    2959 days ago
    You're a great inspiration to me! It's not about perfection. It's about having healthy habits and a lifestyle we can live with. Eating fast food isn't a failure. It just means that you didn't make the best choice on that occasion. There will be another opportunity to make a better choice.
    2960 days ago
    Eventually your heart and mind will sync up. None of us are perfect - we are human - and we'll make mistakes - and we hopefully get to a point where we're okay with that.

    Sometimes I feel like a little kid when I get grouchy because I'm hungry and if I don't have a snack with me then I feel like I want to inhale the whole kitchen when I finally get home.

    I've learned to keep what I call perma-snacks in my handbag - like a Lara Bar or a portion of gluten free pretzels - so that if I am hungry - I can eat it and know it will be enough to temporarily hold me until I get home.
    2961 days ago
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    Excellent job! emoticon emoticon
    2961 days ago
    PERSISTENCE,PERSISTENCE, PERSISTENCE!! That is the key. We persist until the light goes out. Glenn
    2961 days ago
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