I am convinced that 98% of weight loss happens in the mind. If you are not mentally ready to diet you absolutely wont be able to do it. On the same note it's amazing how my mind set for the day determines my food intake. If I'm feeling bloated I get scared and think I've gained everything back again. If I'm feeling a little thinner then usual I jump on the scale in the morning to see if it reflects what I feel. That is just ridiculous.
Ive came to a calmer place in my diet journey. I've basically been hovering at this same weight since the first of May. Well that's not entirely true. I am about five pounds lighter but it feels like its the same because in the last 6 weeks Ive seen the weights of the first of May. That make sit feel like I'm losing the same thing over and over. The truth is the scale is edging down.
I ask myself if I'm okay with it not going faster. I must be. If it weren't okay with me wouldn't I speed up the process? I could eat just fruits and veggies and lose much faster. But I don't. Why? I think I've sorta resigned myself to this being a long process and Im deathly afraid of doing something that I cant sustain for life. If I lose this weight with diet pills or eating cabbage soup or walking 3 hours a day I will gain it all back when I quit whatever it is I'm doing. I am determined to develop a lifestyle that supports the lifestyle I live now and still take off the weight.
The funny thing is that my diet is naturally gravitating to unprocessed foods because of the calorie content of those foods. Now granted, I'm in a better position than most to stay away from processed foods since I ate very little to begin with. But that didn't keep me from processing my own foods like baking cookies and cakes and pies and cinnamon rolls and all things lovely and fatty.
My new love is laughing cow cheese melted into hummus. Oh my word! I take just one wedge of the cheese and melt it into 1 T of hummus.If you are counting calories that's actually less calories then 2 T of hummus alone. Then I dip my veggies into its cheesy goodness all for 55 calories! If you buy the roasted pepper hummus to use with the cheese it tastes just like it's fattier cousin the nacho bean dip! Yum!
Well the weekend is here and that's always a hard diet time. But I shall prevail. I'm not turning back. I will come through this weekend with a loss.