I listened to the healthy body transformation call on Wednesday and it opened my eyes to a few things. For one - food addictions. I know that I am a food addict. I know that breaking that and staying the course is one step after another and forgiving myself in general. For another - I have not been getting the recommended amount of the 90forlife. For my body weight there is a certain amount I should be drinking and I have not been consistently doing that. That is something I can change easily and today I am doing just that! I know that nutrifying my body, above all else will make the biggest impact in my weight loss. I know that being overweight is a product of being under nutrified. I know that my body is asking for the nutrients it needs and I am giving it food that does not have it so it keeps asking for more.
I also know that I am an emotional eater and when I am hurting or things happen in my family I turn to food. I have struggled with depression my entire life and it is hard for me to seek out the support I need partly because the depression gets so overwhelming for me at times and naturally it is overwhelming to others when I open up. I know how hard it is to hold someone's hand when they are hurting emotionally and not want to try to guide them out of it, I find that what I need is someone to sit with me and let me guide myself out. I definitely find my way out a lot faster with that support than going it alone. So I know I turn to food when I am struggling and I know how counter-productive that is.
But I also know that this is a nutrition issue too, and I have experienced, in the past, that when I am doing the 90forlife regularly I notice an improvement in my mood first before other changes.
All in all I am excited to be losing weight and I am excited about being on this challenge - and today my focus is getting the 90forlife in the amount my body needs and staying the course the best I can and forgiving myself for slipping. I KNOW I CAN DO THIS! I KNOW I NEED TO DO THIS! I AM GOING TO DO THIS!
Thanks for listening!