Today I start a diet again. I am both a very successful and very unsuccessful dieter: I have lost the same weight over and over, never managing to keep it off. I intend for this to be the last time.
I decided to write a blog in hopes that I will inspire and motivate myself. If anyone reads my words and shares my journey (or their journey), all the better. And while I am typing I can’t be eating:)
I am a yo-yo dieter, having lost 10-20 pounds more times than I can count. I know to some of you that may not sound like much – but on my small frame it is several inches and clothing sizes. I am a consistent exerciser but just don’t seem able to maintain weight loss. Is it simply a matter of willpower? A former diet and exercise buddy shared the famous adage “nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.” I agree – which is why I am always so disappointed in myself when I regain.
So beginning today I am trying again. I know that I need to change my mindset – it is not a diet but a lifestyle. Well, really it is a diet until I get to a weight that makes me happy… then it becomes about lifestyle. And that is where I have failed in the past.
Looking back, it is obvious to me that I have never had a healthy relationship with food. I hope to finally change that. My goal this time, as always, is to lose pounds and inches – but also to truly transform my eating habits forever. I know what I need to do – now I just need to do it.