If you have read some of my previous blogs, you know that I have struggled with my weight for some time now. I tried many diets, I have had a few eating disorders, and I eventually got tired of trying.
After a few traumatic events, I let myself go completely. I was putting so much junk into my body and being as inactive as I possibly could be. I became fed up with myself, and knew that I needed to make a change.
Not only did I not want to feel like complete crap, I wanted my life back. I wanted to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without feeling like I was going to die. Have you ever felt like this or do you feel this way right now?
After reaching this point, my immediate reaction was to google how to lose weight fast. The search pulled up many diet pills and quick fix work outs that I knew would give me the same results that I had always got.
I would lose ten pounds, give up, and gain twenty. I knew that I did not want to do it this way. I was seeking a permanent change, and I knew that it was not going to be fast, but I wanted permanent results.
I began to research how to change habits. Each website and book that I read said that it takes about three weeks to form a habit. So, I began to knock each bad habit one by one. I would not move on to the next habit change until I felt comfortable with the last. Here is a list of each of the habit change I made, in the order I made them.
-Exercising 30 minutes a day
-Eliminate sugar (except fruit)
-Exercising 1 hour a day
-Stop eating 3 hours before bed
-Drink 8 glasses of water a day
-Stop binge eating
-Eliminate processed foods
-Exercise 1 1/2 hours a day
Of course, I have had slip ups (The Holiday Season oops) (Please just accept that this is going to happen.) When this happens I just start where I slipped up and repeat it. It has been almost 2 years and I feel more healthy and strong then I have ever felt in my life! I am down 45 pounds and I have 15 more to lose. I am not concerned with how long it is taking to get there. I am only interested in moving forward. I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any questions.
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