Thanks. It was my pleasure to start it and I am glad it is still here.
That was an excellent question. So many things are different. I was in my mid 30s last time. Late 40s is a whole different ball game for me at least. Diabetes in my family, my uncle having dementia which is probably diet related.
Most of all adopting my daughter. I was just READY. I knew inside I would succeed this time and it has been lifestyle changes from day 1 not dieting.
I have much more nutrition knowledge now and I am more organized about my eating and why I eat what I do and why I cut things out.
My appetite has done remarkably well. I wasn't a runner last time, this time I am. It is getting easier as time has gone on now. Both the running and the appetite have gotten easier I meant. I don't know how other people find it, but once I got away from junk food and fast food and bad snacks instead of missing them more and more my appetite got under control more and more. That alone is priceless.
Nothing I am doing is not sustainable. I still go out to eat, I am enjoying my foods now. I feel 100 times better than I thought I would. It feels so good every moment of every day no food in the world comes close to it.
This is my lifestyle forever now not a diet so there is no stopping point.
And life is so much better: movement, energy, health, strength, mind, appetite. It is, literally not a commercial jingle, priceless when you get this under control.
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