The last few days I have been doing some mega research – online, reading books, talking to friends, family – EVERYTHING. And I have come to this conclusion.
My weight loss mission is going to be SO MUCH MORE than just eating better and exercising more.
One of my new found idols is Dr Libby – and I feel I’m going to be referring to her a lot over the next 6months. I’ve started reading her book Accidentally Overweight and already I’m feeling better. “By exploring the physical mechanisms of your biochemistry and the emotional driving forces in your life, you will understand what has governed the growing and shrinking of your body up until now” YES – now I’m getting somewhere!
I decided to take it back to the basics. How I feel and What I eat.
As I’ve said before – I love to socialise and eat. I love to go out for a meal, or get some cheese and crackers and sit and eat with my friends. This makes me feel happy. When I’m sad – nothing comforts me more than junk food and a movie and when I’m stressed I’ll eat anything. This is where my problems lie. It’s got nothing to do with being hungry – It’s literally just because it feels damn good.
I have always been this way – It’s a very terrible habit I’ve gotten into. My mum has done all she can to help me with my weight – helped me cook, paid for a dietician, researched, rewarded and comforted. But this needs to come from me and only me.
My mum and stepdad are visiting at the moment, and my mother (being a former fatty) has over the last few years fought her own battle with weight loss and has recently got down to a beautiful size 10. She looks amazing. She loves to walk so we went on a massive hill walk to the Seven Mile Beach lookout in Gerroa, and of course our discussions ended up with health. It was great. I’m so intrigued by people’s ideas and answers, and for the first time in my life – I think my Mum and I actually talked about my weight with no argument, and without me getting defensive. It was great.
I also had the best soul hugging chat with my soul sister back home this morning. She is one girl who will back me no matter what I do, her heart and soul support me, so her ideas are first on my list.
So – where too from now?
1. Food diary – but a little more intensive. When I eat, what I eat and how I feel. I’m excited.
2. Naturopath – see what answers they have
BOOM! I also love emails – so if anyone has any ideas – email them to me 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Girl Who Lifts