Sorry this is a duplicate post, as I'd posted in response to one of Mommarose's posts . . . but thought it might be of encouragement to some you, as it has been exactly one year since I started working on this seriously.
By way of encouragement . . . I lost 40 pounds this year!!!! I got serious just a day or two before New Years a year ago . . .so I've been working on this for exactly a year. I had many weeks where I just maintained and most weeks I lost about
a pound . . . but my focus was more on what I was putting in my mouth. I didn't count calories . . . I just asked myself if I was really hungry. I also try to figure out what I REALLY want to eat instead of just munching.
It is really hard to be chronically ill and not use food as a medicine. But I was carrying some heavy item up the stairs the other day and thought I might be carrying too much . . . . then I imagined all the weight I'd lost this year and I went to the scale and weighed myself with the item in my arms . . . it only weighed 25 lbs and I couldn't imagine adding that 40 that I'd lost back onto my body . . . it was all I could do to get that 25 lb item up those steps!!!! Kind of a reality check for me!! I also packed up most of our holiday
cookies and treats and sent them off with visitors!!
Sending you each a nice hot cup of tea!!! I can always have a cup of tea w/o guilt . . . and I do enjoy holding the nice warm mug as much as the taste of the tea!!
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