As many of you know, for the last month or so, I have been working on changing my death by cardiac arrest ensuring lifestyle into a don't be an unhealthy fatty forever type of lifestyle.
It's been going relatively well. As yet, I have not hit any large scary snafus.
This is not to say that I haven't had a bit of a hiccup in the plan now and again (Almond joy candy bar- how can I resist that? I can't. Not yet. That being said, I only had one as opposed to one bag full as the old me would have done and not given it another thought.)
I still sometimes make a poor decision about what I put in my mouth (insert dirty joke here -pervert) ahem, I mean where food choices are concerned. But slowly, ever so slowly, I make more and more good choices about what I eat.
I have dieted countless times in my life. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't but one thing remains true about all the diets I have ever been on. I WASN'T READY for them: I wasn't ready to make a change in not just my diet, but my life. Until I was mentally, physically, and emotionally ready (like I am now) those diets were doomed to fail. And fail they did. And with pizazz. Over and over again.
I read this post The Accidental Addict over at Good Golly Miss Holly. It's a great post and it got me thinking about my addictions to food. I constantly use food to feed my feelings.
Sad? Cupcakes will make me happy! (through the first bite)
Angry? A great big bowl of Cap'n Crunch will cheer me up. (Until my jaws hurt from chewing)
Jealous? A candy bar and a huge glass of Coke will pacify the jealous streak! (Until both are gone and I feel worse about being such a glutton in the first place. Then I feel worthless because of what I've eaten, then guess what? I have another emotion to throw food at. It is an ugly, never ending cycle)
I have learned to allow myself to actually FEEL my emotions instead of trying to diminish them with calories.
I have learned its okay to be sad, angry and jealous. Now I feel what I need to feel, deal with the emotion and move on. Like a healthy person.
Like the healthier person I am learning to become.
I update the tab up top less weight = more Kate every Tuesday after I weigh in - if you would like to keep up with my journey.
If you have changed your lifestyle and would like to record your success here, please let me know. I would love to have a group of people here to support each other.
I would love to hear your stories about weight loss and the lessons you've learned that have made a big difference in the quest for weight loss or better health.
Also, go visit Lucy and link to her FAT TO FIT blog hop.