Hmmmm, how has the weight loss journey changed my lifestyle....
In some ways it's changed a lot, and in others not at all.
My life is definitely more planned and structured now than it was when I was gaining weight.
Daily exercise is built into my schedule. This is probably the most important habit that I've established. If I go a whole day without moving my butt, it's quite rare and even makes me twitchy and uncomfortable.
My food is a lot more planned as well. I bring my breakfast, lunch and snacks to work every day. I always know what my next meal is going to be ahead of time, this really helps to limit impulsive food choices. It's just second nature to plan things out in advance now.
I used to have a very bad vending machine habit. Now I pretty much don't even see them. The same goes for coffee shop pastries. I can walk in and get a cup of tea or an americano without automatically reaching for a muffin or goodie to go with it. Looking back, a whole lot of my weight was gained though afternoon snacks that had more calories than I typically eat for dinner now.
Changing my lifestyle to lose weight really added a lot of structure to my formerly haphazard life. It's also inspired me to add structure to other areas of my life (with varying degrees of success)
It was interesting to think it through.