I have lost 30lbs total and feel good, look so much better but have 30 more to go. I am having a hard time staying in the game. It’s like I look better, feel better, so…I can just eat the left over Kraft dinner tonight…I feel I have lost my something…confidence is up…commitment has gone down. What can I do?
Hi, I just would like to say that I just happened to stumble on to your website and it was like finding an old friend. I share the same story like a lot of other women, just a few minor changes here and there. I am doing Weight Watchers at home ( I have the books and such)Finally here’s the question; how do you handle it when you have a bad day or crave things and give into the cravings? I am very bad about beating myself up and thinking that that’s it for me and I have to give up. I know so dramatic. But it is such a struggle!! Thanks for any advice. Keep up the good work. I check in all the time to see what you have to say. Wish me luck, I need it. Thanks!
Hey Roni, love your blog. I’ve lost about 65 pounds in the past year, and have about 45 more to lose before I hit my WW goal. I have been struggling with the same 5 pounds for a couple of months now. I find that I am getting the munchies…A LOT!! How did/do you keep this under control? I am tempted to say "screw it" and eat everything I can stuff in my gob way too often. My dangerous time is at night. Just wondering if you have any little tricks you use to distract yourself from the munchies. Thanks!!
WOW. I don’t even know what to say. I could have written all these questions myself. I’m sitting here uncomfortable because I ate too much, again, today. I feel swollen, bloated, huge, yucky, fat and overall disappointed in myself. I literally feel like I put back on the 70lbs I lost. I know that sounds ridiculous. I can “hear” it coming out of my own mouth. But the body I feel now, is the same I felt then (70lbs ago). It’s almost a feeling of body disconnection. I don’t know how else to describe it.
See, as I write this I’m sitting in a tank top and size 6 jeans. Some of you may be rolling your eyes now. You might be thinking, “How can she be unhappy is a size 6?” OR “Ohhh she’s just making it up I’d kill to be in a size 6.” But it’s true and no matter what your size is if you feel uncomfortable food is comforting. For me it is/was at every size from 4-14.
I’m starting to realize something…
It doesn’t matter where you right now. If you are just starting, already lost half your weight or are trying to maintain a significant weight loss, it’s all about mindset. If you “feel fat” you subconsciously do what you need to do to get fat. That’s what I did all weekend. I just overall felt crappy. I just didn’t feel good in my own skin and consequently,I ate and ate and ate. Like I’m trying fulfill out some self-fulfilling prophecy about being fat.
However, the opposite is also true. When I’m feeling good, temptation is easy to resist. Having one slice of pizza is a breeze and even saying no to the birthday cake that’s being passed around is possible. That’s how I felt for almost 2 years while I was losing the weight. I’m not going to lie and say I was perfect for two years but overall it was like someone flipped the switch in my head and made me feel good about me, about my body and therefore I ate “good”. It almost seemed too easy.
Now, I’m not going to pretend to know all the answers because I clearly don’t or I wouldn’t have had the weekend I did. But I do observe my own behavior. And for the majority of my life I was unhappy in my skin and my eating habits showed that. The funny thing is my overweight cycle really started when I wasn’t fat but I “felt” fat. And that’s a big difference. Somehow we have to love ourselves, feel good about ourselves because then the right choices are easy to make.
I’m not sure I’m making any sense but as I finish this post I have tears streaming down my face, so either I am WAY hormonal or just a big sap. Either way I refuse to be the person I once was, uncomfortable and ashamed. This is me and I deserve to be healthy and happy.
For all the original questions askers, I’m sorry I don’t have all the answers. I hope my little self-analysis helps you realize you are worth it too.