Well, here I am after about 6 months of trying WW, a few months of calorie counting, Atkins, Slimfast, and many of my own diet concoctions that seemed to make sense but didn't work, I'm fed up!!
I have ended up heavier than I was orginally when I thought I wanted to drop around 20lbs. Now I need to lose around 40. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking any of these programs. I know some of these are sound, healthy programs, and that's why time and time again, after every binge and cheat I went back to them. But something inside of me has just given up. I am getting no where, I am worse off then when I orginally started. A friend of mine mentioned a book called Intuitive Eating. More than anything it emphasizes giving up dieting (and lifestyle changes, if their not working) and just listen to your body. Give yourself free reign to eat and enjoy it. Get rid of the guilt and negatives when it comes to food. Initially, this may turn you upside down when you get on the scale. But I have nothing left to lose (actually too much left to loose). I am going to try to just live healthfully. Sounds too simple, I know. But there isn't a plan out there that has made a change for me. I know I am not alone. I know that I am not bad or I lack willpower because I can't stick to anything. My mind looks at food the way it never should. That needs to be fixed or I'll never be thinner. Wish me luck!!!