Thank you ladies for all the words of encouragement and help. I woke up this morning thinking "it's a choice, not a cheat"! I have to realize that if I keep living in the moment of what might taste good, I'll never get to my final destination. The food will always be there...but I don't want to be doing this the rest of my life--meaning being down on myself and making bad decisions.
-I do know a lot of "skinny-fat" people. They fit in the small clothes but don't have strength to do anything but look good! I need to remember that next time. I can lift a lot, work on the farm with my husband and do things a lot of women can't. I need to be proud of that!
-What you said reminded me of when I dropped over 70 lbs. about 8 years ago. I had people commenting on my appearance all the time (part of my problem, I'm sure!) But what most of them didn't realize is I worked my butt off
, literally, to get there!
I wasn't born that way and I had to work hard to stay there. I only managed it for a little over a month though, because I was just too skinny to maintain. I was eating, but not a lot! What we see on the outside is almost never what's true on the inside.
-A lot of my issues are with self-confidence and worth. I'm not really sure why, but I struggle with it A LOT! It's frustrating, to say the least. I'm actually going to see what I can do about that this week. Make some phone calls, see what my option are...get help! I've decided I DO
deserve to feel good about myself and all the negative self-talk is not healthy for me.
I too have tried to do this with no "cheats" or bad choices. But I do feel deprived and cheated sometimes when I make that good choice but know I don't get what everyone else is having. Guess I just need to get over that!! If I keep making the bad choices to join in with everyone else, I'll just be like most of the world nowadays--lazy and overweight!
-which suppressants are you talking about? Seems like they have so many to choose from! I did do the Big 3 for my first month, and didn't feel so hungry all the time. That's probably part of the problem...I didn't buy them again because of the $$$! Now I think it might not be a bad investment
-I think I was in overload this week/weekend. I had SO much going on and was SO stressed with it all! I hate when public/get-togethers all run together. With no down time to recoup, it's just one hit after another!
Like I said earlier, I woke up thinking about what you said and it was running over and over in my mind. Great huh?! Thank you for sharing.
-I like what you said about having it ready first thing in the morning. I've not done that yet. I think a big thing is not going into the center very often either. I live 45 minutes away, so I planned
to go once a week. That has not happened so keeping up with the counselors and such isn't there. I need to make that a priority. They are having an open house tomorrow so I do plan to go and get stocked up on HNS's and supps again.
Sorry this is so long but I wanted to comment on each of your thoughts. Thank you again
I feel like I can do good today and stick with my plan. I'm going to eat breakfast now and get out the cookbook to see what I can make for dinner.
Have an awesome day everyone!