I totally get what you are saying. I know that you cant just sit around eating chocolate, and expect to lose weight!!
I guess my question is -how much of weight loss is mental-?
I know that my overeating, comfort eating is an emotional thing.
I know that everyone here who has managed to lose weight, got to a point where they got up and said "I cant take it anymore"!!!
I personally, have been on a long journey for many, many years. I had a substance abuse problem, and after I recovered from that, I just gained and gained...I still carry a lot of guilt around.
I just know, that the first time I was sucessful in weight loss(I know I didnt maintain, but it was huge for me) it started-really with self-love. I just realized that I had been mentally telling myself for years "When I lose weight then...
I will be sucessful, I will have better self-esteem-etc. etc.
I just got to a point where I decided to accept myself as I was, and to stop critizing myself for my imperfections and mistakes. I guess the events of the last two years really just took its toll on me, and I took a huge blow to my self esteem-and I revered to my old bad habits.
I dont know if that makes any sense or not! Just throwing it out there!!