|Start Weight:||(02 Jun 15) 360.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(04 Jun 15) 325.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||135.0 lb|
following: Britt1975's own diet
performance: losing 13.1 lb a week
I've been on this go-round once or twice (or eleventy billion times) before but developments in my health have made it obvious that I HAVE to make serious changes to my lifestyle and my toxic relationship with food.
I'm a mother and a wife - I love to cook, read, swim, play with my cats and shop! I love traveling and visiting theme parks, but in the last ten years my weight has begun to make those things uncomfortable and more of a chore than a gift. I hope that the changes I've made in my life will help me get back to doing the things that I love.
I'm focusing on long-term overall improvements rather than short-term restrictions that are unrealistic for me. In the past I would plan every meal to the last carb, only go to restaurants that I could research in advance so that I could pre-select 'healthy' items, carry around almonds and protein bars in my purse in case I stumbled across a birthday cake or some french fries. But when I eventually snapped (and I ALWAYS snapped) I would berate myself for being a failure and I'd give up.
This is it, for the rest of my life... and the only way for me to be successful is to relax the reins and accept that sometimes food happens. French fries do not equal failure. So when I want french fries, I'm going to eat them. Then I'm going to write it down.
I've committed to logging EVERY bite I put in my mouth... even when I'd rather not 'fess up to it. If I'm going to eat it, I'm going to look at the carb count and accept the fact that I probably gave up a smidge of progress on my weight loss. But then I'm going to move on. Because losing that smidge of progress is far better than the 70 lbs I gained after the last time I 'failed' and backslid into eating McDonald's for breakfast every day.
I'm following a plan of Ketogenic Nutrition and using several helpful books and websites to inform my lifestyle and choices.