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An Inconvenient Truth

This is a post that I swore to myself I would never write…

I have gained 8.5 lbs, my weight is now at 238.5, I feel terrible, and I cannot stop eating. Seriously, I hate writing these words, but these are the words that must be written. Excuses? I have a million… Valid reasons? None…

Simply put, I lost my momentum, stopped posting, started eating poorly, got frustrated with myself, and stopped “caring”. When you have been on as many diets as I have, it gets so frustrating to see the scale “freeze”. After a MONTH of eating well and still not losing weight, I just threw my hands up and said, “forget this…”.

To be honest, I’m glad that I forced myself to write this post, and I HOPE that it is the first of many, many more daily posts. If I write a post tomorrow, I’m back in the game. If not? Same old same old…

Sad, but very, very true…

3 thoughts on “An Inconvenient Truth

  1. Well… I didn’t post as “skinnyr” before, but yeah… I own

    I’m posting as encouragement. As someone who has lost 70 lbs (and I intend to keep going), I can speak from experience. Losing weight is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I, like you, tried diet after diet. Motivation is the hardest thing. Somewhere along the line I was blessed with insight, and I realized my problem.

    I hate diets. I love food. This may seem obvious, but when you’re on a diet you don’t get to eat the food you enjoy. So what did I do? What’s my secret? I’m not on a diet. I cut my snacking out by removing the temptation. There are no snacks anywhere in my apartment. In addition, most of my meals are simple now. I’ll have a can of soup (the campbells chunky soup kind… that stuff rocks) or a subway sub and a bag of their chips for a meal. I don’t make every meal a big event.

    That way, when its time for everyone to go out to eat after work, or for special occasions or holidays, I can eat whatever I want. The important thing is that I go back to my regular foods when its not a “main event” situation. It’s not as fast as a diet would be at losing weight, but I can tolerate the food I eat, and I still enjoy food.

    Also, soda is a big one. If you’re hooked on regular soda, give it up cold turkey for 3 days… then when you have soda from that point forward, make it a diet. Most people cringe at the flavor of diet, but having done it that way I didnt even know there was a difference in flavor. Now, I can’t stand the taste of regular.

    It has taken me about 2 years to drop down from 298 lbs to 230 even. As mentioned, its the hardest battle I’ve ever fought, but yeah… my secret is to eat the “healthy” food you can tolerate and toss diets, snacking, and regular soda out the window.

    Good luck with it all… it takes a LOT of will power.


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