RE: Weight Loss Anyone?
Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 8:11 PM
rb, happy to share my details.
I'm an open book about this food stuff because it was such an issue for so long, and now that it is no longer, I've pledged that if my experience can be helpful to anyone else and create peace and freedom with food as well as a slim body, so be it!
There's already more about my personal journey on my site that you may connect with.
And The Art of Staying Slim which actually has a mouseover on the photo showing me at my top weight. I haven't checked this page in awhile and going there just now for the link, I realize i am now trimmer than the "after" photo! Must switch out.
Are you actually hypothyroid? I had myself tested repeatedly over the years, certain that must be in, but no go, though it may of course be a factor in your situation and it might be worth checking. Another thing to take a look at is how many times over the course of a month you end up splurging due to hunger. That would happen to me. In my mind, I was so controlling my eating, staying hungry to lose a few, then having intermittent overeats that I thought should not affect my progress. But they did.
Observing your eats over the course of several weeks is a more true picture. And I found that when I put the brakes on appetite, it always came back to haunt me. That's the beauty of a low fat, plant centered diet. Your appetite CAN be your guide, it just may take some time to settle in.
I hope these are encouraging words. Believe me, I know the angst along with the dream. Your ideal CAN come true!
Overcoming the fear of eating and the tension around food is a huge part of it. Loving your body and appreciating its wisdom sounds corny, but it is so true.
Thinking of you,