Yes, let's do it!! I know it's ambitious, and I hesitate to make such a goal, afraid I will be crawling back here in shame in June, but I was feeling bold and daring! I don't want to be that person anymore, who doesn't keep her promises to herself, who can't be trusted to do what she says...that's not me anymore. So, if I come close but don't make it by June 5th, that will be okay with me. But, I'm going for it and I think I can do it.
When I broke it down by week and realized it's really just over 2 pounds a week, I felt like it was more realisitic. Besides I'm really sick of not finishing!!!
So let's go...be intentional...and FINISH STRONG!!!
You are totally right about the article. I agree with you 100% about the abstinence from trigger foods (high fat/sugar/flour combination for me). Yours is a much healthier way of thinking about it, absitnence is the ONLY way to break those addictions. And you're right, I'll never be able to "normalize" my relationship with those kinds of foods either...are there REALLY people out there who CAN???
(Maybe, just like alcohol, that's the difference from being addicted to food or being able to take it or leave it). I have to completely abstain from toxic foods, and I believe that the idea of moderation is a lie that I wanted to believe for too many years. So is the idea of "normalizing my relationship" with off plan foods. That's something I have learned from Dr. McDougall and why I've never been successful the many other programs I've tried over the last 22 years.
What I do like about this article is thinking through my feelings of hunger/fullness. I tend to still overeat when food tastes good. I'll eat more of the dinner on my plate even if it's MWL and has no triggers for me, just because I am enjoying the process of eating, I like the taste of it, and I just don't want to stop. It happened last night while I was eating a very yummy veggie stirfry. I had to MAKE myself stop, even though my stomach felt over-full. That's the behavior I'm trying to work on, and I felt like this article helped me think that through. Telling myself that the stir-fry would be there later when I am hungry again, or if my husband takes the leftovers to work, I can make more and have it as a often as I like, helped me stop eating.
Also, I've spend so many years numbing myself with food, and being detached from my body's signals of hunger and fullness that I need to learn to adopt a mindfulness while eating...slow down, enjoy the moment, not panic when it's time to stop, tell myself it's okay-it will be there later and I can eat whenever I am hungry. Hopefully, soon I won't have to be as intentional about it and it will just become a natural process for me. Thanks for your insight into the flaws of looking at ALL food this way. I think that is an important pitfall to avoid!Pacificfords,
Glad you're here in the home stretch. I've been following your journal and am so happy with all the changes going on for you. You are a totally different person, and have a totally different attitude than you did when you started this journey! I'm so glad your husband is on board now, too! That makes things so much easier! Nomikins
, Here's to the final 50!!! I l love it!!!
Let's do it!