Hi It's an unseasonably warm 85 or so degrees here in Western Wa and i just registered to be a member of 3FC late last nite.
I am a Curves member who loses inches and pounds when i go 3x a week, but i've yet to ingrain that 3x a week good habit into my psyche so that piece is still off and on.
As for the eating part i've read lots and lots of stuff and very briefly tried some different diets but never last long on them. I think i've arrived at an approach that is reasonable: logging my food-what i eat , how much i eat and how many calories are in that food and working towards 1500 a day ( a weekly average). The challenges with the food will be the extra work and planning involved in logging my food and planning and preparing healthy portion controlled meals. I also read here at 3FCs about the 4golden rules guy and think his ideas make sense for me up to a point. I know i need to create a structured healthy eating plan and work to build healthy eating habits into my psyche, like the exercise. At the same time it makes sense to pay attention to the physical hunger and emotional hunger signals my body is giving me and pay attention to how i'm getting satiated. I know that my tendency to be really critical of myself at different points does nothing but demoralize and discourage me. I'm trying to look at this thing long term rather than right now because i do know from past experience with curves that when i work it and it works i feel stronger and more energetic and that is reinforcement right there.
So... I just read this thread and am hoping at some point that i feel similarly to all of you who have apparently experienced real changes of heart and mind. Keep up the good work and hopefully sometime i'll be posting here having experienced a similar shift.
from the heat, Ailey