I've changed my eating since January 1, fed up with how much I weigh, and will be going to weigh if I keep eating the way I do.
I don't eat a bunch of junk anymore. I don't eat all day long anymore. I watch what I eat so that it resembles what a "normal" sized person would eat. I don't eat "diet" food, only less of normal foods.
Before, if we had corn dogs, I would eat 3. Now I will eat 1. I won't eliminate them from my life because I enjoy corn dogs. Same for all the foods I love. I just will eat less of them.
I also walk 2-3 miles a day, which I enjoy.
I eat when I'm hungry, not when I think I should eat. I eat foods I enjoy, not foods everyone says I should. (carrots, tofu, apples....all I can't stand to eat!) I eat less food, not the amount the restaurants put on my plate and say I should eat. I don't binge anymore to the point I feel stuffed, even if my mind tells me to keep eating, it feels so good! I hate that voice. It's wrong. I don't have to eat 2 meals in 1 seating to feel satisfied. I get that now. No more!
I eat bread, cereal, spagetti, tacos, ect....all foods I love! Just in normal portions now. I also eat pineapples, green beans, salads (at restaurants), skinless chicken, vegetable soups, (i.e. "healthy foods"), and other foods I enjoy....but only because I enjoy eating them, not because I have to. I think that's what has messed up my efforts before. I thought I had to eat all the healthy foods, and only healthy foods, whether I liked them or not, to lose weight. After a few days of this, my body was screaming for foods I wanted to eat- all junk. Now, I don't have to worry about that. I want to eat these foods! The only thing I'm working on now is fighting the urge to overeat them again. I may never get past this, but now I know it is possible. I can eat less, and be satisfied too. I think this is detramental.
Anyone else doing it this way? I know it will be slow going, but I'm willing to be patient. What motivates me is knowing I don't have to be over 200 lbs. Defenitely WAS going to happen if I kept eating the way I was, without a doubt.