I've been trying to figure out what works and what doesn't, what I can live with forever and what I can't, for years.
This time, at age 43, I seem to have finally found a formula that is doing the trick. But I think I have a hard road ahead of me.
There are so many psychological issues, even after you get your mind around the right scientific information.
My main goal is to make being a smaller size, eating smaller portions and healthier whole foods a part of who I am, forever. I'm losing very slowly, on purpose, because I'm retooling my whole diet, the way I shop, the way I cook, eat out, etc.
I think it's important to listen to yourself and do what makes you feel good in a relaxed, loving way. There's a big high you can get for a while off of stuff you're doing out of self-hatred, self-abnegation, but it wears off and then bounce you hit hard coming off that. You gotta find what feeds your soul.