I’ve struggled with emotional eating and binge eating my entire life.
There were times when I was so upset that the only comfort I could find was hidden in a cheesecake. It’s not pretty when you mask your feelings with food. Because at the end of the day the feelings are still there. They’re raw and often times beyond overwhelming, I would call my best friend and unleash a deluge of tears and strangled words before I could get my thoughts out.
I’ve been obsessed with eating non-dairy, no-gluten, low carb, paleo, Atkins, juicing, and more “diets,” than I can remember.
There have also been times where I rolled up to Dunkin Donuts 7 days a week.
I quit. I started. I quit. I started again. I lost a dear friend in death and gained back 40lbs. There have been so many times when I wanted to say, “screw it.”
But that tiny voice in my head, that’s sounds like Minnie mouse, said “Don’t. Don’t give up.” I didn’t.
When you’re discouraged or experiencing devastating events in your life. Don’t give up.
It doesn’t matter how many times you start or stop. Today is a clean slate, start again. Be who you want, start to visualize how you’ll feel, tell yourself you’re getting there.
The reflection in the mirror may not agree, but it’s so much better for your self esteem than beating yourself up and calling yourself terrible names.
There’s no light without dark. You can’t have the good without knowing how utterly painful the bad was. You have to have the contrast to start again.
Accept it. Then let it go. If you’ve lost and regained weight. It’s okay. Quick wins are nice. But this is a long game. Don’t worry about losing 20lbs in 2 months or the people that live at the gym.
It doesn’t matter if takes 5 years to get to where you want to be. I’ve been on this journey for 7 years. The time will pass anyway. The only thing that matters is your results.
Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part. You’ll have plateaus, don’t freak. Track your weight over time, so long as it’s a downward trend, you’re on the right path.