Friday, April 13, 2018
All my life I have struggled with my weight --- I have had an eating disorder for most of my adult life. But basically I couldn't seem to grasp the workings of losing weight.
I always thought one had to diet. I remember exercising with Richard Simmons -- do any of you remember him??
And I remember him saying something along the lines of the reason no one can diet is because the word D I E is what makes up the word diet -- and everyone feels like they are dying when they diet.
I always believed the only way to get the weight down was to live on boring foods -- and in my humble opinion 'starve' myself.
It only took 40 years or so for my brain to understand that I could eat anything I wanted as long as the calorie intake was smaller then the calorie burn off. DUH! I know -- everyone always knew that right?! But when I fully embraced that theory -- and realized that I could eat what everyone else was eating JUST keeping it under 1200 calories a day -- the weight would come off.
No more crash diets -- no more binging when the diet depressed me. Now I could eat any damn thing I wanted.... though it might mean I had to get off my ass and put in more 'steps'
It really isn't a diet -- it IS a life style. Just like everyone preached all those years when I wasn't listening.
So this week has been a good week of steps and sweating off the calories because I have been busy packing boxes and unpacking boxes ........ AND it paid off -- I am down one more pound this week -- YAY me!!