For the past 4 years, I have obsessed. Obsessed over every little thing:
- How many calories should I eat every day?
- I didn’t drink 100 oz of water today, I’ll never lose weight now…
- Great, the whole family wants to go out to eat, guess I’ll just get fatter
- I only worked out 5 days instead of 6 this week
- I had carbs with dinner AND lunch today
And so many more, I can’t even list all of them, but these were the top obsessions. I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I was doing an experiment and I’m so happy to tell you that it’s still working, I’m currently 20 lbs down and words can’t express how happy I feel.
I’ve learned that the food rules I set up for myself, were doing nothing but driving me crazy. I don’t force myself to eat salads or a certain amount of fruits and vegetables during the day. I don’t count glasses of water anymore or calories in my gum. I don’t freak out about going to get ice cream with the family, I embrace it.
I have been put off posting this, because I didn’t want people to get upset…then I realized that’s as ridiculous as the obsessing was. I have received a few emails and messages that there is no way I can lose weight eating fast food and drinking diet coke…but guess what? I have. I don’t subscribe to food being “good” or “bad” anymore. I used to gorge myself one day with a promise of “being good” the following day. Since I don’t restrict myself, I no longer feel the need to gorge myself on “bad” foods and stop when I’m no longer hungry.
It’s a miracle and so freaking happy and excited I could scream!!!