Originally Posted by Wannabeskinny
We must prioritize our emotional health first, and then our physical health will follow suit.
For me, this has always been switched, prioritize physical health, and then emotional health follows suit
But I definitely see what you're saying!
I'm one of those people who restricts myself and becomes really happy when I get in a day below my cals and zero junk food (see I'm already profiling my food choices lol) But I also think that it's because that's the only way I've lost weight. I wish I could stay within my limits and have a little bit of everything, but for me, it's a little too much freedom and I don't trust myself yet. I know sometime down the line (if I ever reach maintenance) it's something I will have to learn how to do.
Wannabe- I know you follow IE, when you crave something, do you eat it and then that's it, the craving is gone? Just to give you an example of how my mind works, if I'm craving cake, I will eat one cake (sara lee snacks for example), but having introduced that taste makes me crave more sugar, it makes me irritable too if I can't have it. Does that ever happen to you? This is part of the reason why I have to have restrictions with myself.
5/18/13--->40-34-42 (170lbs)---then the holidays happened
Lowest recorded weight as an adult -->160!