DIET is a 4 letter word
A word that strikes fear into the hearts of those, like myself, with fragile self images.
Diet should not stand for starving yourself to fit into a public image – it should stand for
Determination – to start
Independence – from bad habits
Entitlement – to make the lifestyle change
Tenacity – to continue when you want to give up
Three years ago I started my weight loss journey for the third time. The first two times were completely unintentional and both related to depression. Of course as soon as the depression was over I was back to my old, bad, eating habits. This time I joined Weight Watchers. I figured that if I paid for the help I’d be more than likely to stick with it – sometimes you just need the comfort that comes from people who just understand.
Since 2011, I have lost a total of 55 pounds, put 12 back on – been fighting with the same 5 of those for 8 months – and I have 27 to lose to reach my healthy goal (a weight that is 18 pounds less than the lightest I ever was in high school!)
So in the spirit of support I thought I would start blogging about my journey – especially as an author / writer – a profession that emphasizes “butt in the chair”, in conjunction with my 9-5 job, which can be very sedentary as well.
Most of the post will be rambling observations or commentaries on what’s going on – in a word TRIGGERS. Those little things that have me running for the Reeses Peanutbutter Cups, stress, frustration, anger – did I say stress?
Other times I hope to post affirmations: I can do this
I hope you will join me on this journey and that together we’ll learn something .
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