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How Making CHOICES Has Helped Me Lose Over 80 pounds.



  • godlikepoetyesgodlikepoetyes Posts: 442Member, Premium Member Posts: 442Member, Premium Member
    mamadon wrote: »
    Yes, getting there mentally. I still struggle with it and I suspect I always will. But I have taught myself to not beat myself up when I fall short of what I'm shooting for. I'm so used to punishing and depriving myself--being kind to myself is such a relief.

    I've been maintaining a 118 pound loss for two years. I can relate to what you said, especially about the struggle. I still deal with guilt about occasionally overeating and worry constantly about regaining even though I am determined not too. I really liked what you said, about showing up every single day, I needed to hear this today, so thank you.

    It's good to hear from someone who is maintaining a big loss. I understand that fear of gaining it back.

    I've lost the weight rather quickly which is not what I intended. I'm still adjusting to the fact that it's happened. But I am careful to not beat myself up when I overeat. The key to this, I think, is recording no matter how "shameful" I feel my behavior may have been. That's when I discover that things are not nearly as awful as I think they are.

    I am long past eating the cake out of the garbage can--that was years ago. And if I do eat that enormous piece of cake, it's just one day out of so many days. It doesn't make much difference in the grand scheme of things....

  • godlikepoetyesgodlikepoetyes Posts: 442Member, Premium Member Posts: 442Member, Premium Member
    Wow this is a really awesome post and just sums up my experience with MFP and weight loss! Cheers

    Have you posted a success story?
  • Sugar_SlayerSugar_Slayer Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    This was an excellent post! Thanks for sharing. I always say that life is about choices - I just needed to hear it again and now I need to follow what I also say.
  • cariduttrycariduttry Posts: 209Member Member Posts: 209Member Member
    you're an inspiration and posted exactly what i needed to hear today. it's like you wrote about me, everything from the scale games (which tile on my bathroom floor yields the lowest reading?) to trying not to think of food/exercise as punitive. it really is simple - i make choices every day about what i'm going to eat and how much i'm going to move. i am in control today and i'm showing up!! thank you for posting!
  • Erica262Erica262 Posts: 226Member Member Posts: 226Member Member
    Very well said! Thank you for sharing! I totally needed to read this today :)
  • jtarmomjtarmom Posts: 220Member Member Posts: 220Member Member
    Great post! Well said.
  • mspris2umspris2u Posts: 161Member Member Posts: 161Member Member
    I seriously needed to see this today! Thank you!!!
  • alltheweigh170alltheweigh170 Posts: 290Member Member Posts: 290Member Member
    Loved the way you wrote about the struggles we face in this battle to lose weight and the simple message to just show up! <3
  • try2againtry2again Posts: 3,404Member Member Posts: 3,404Member Member
    Thank you for posting! Helpful for me to read this today :)
  • Penthesilea514Penthesilea514 Posts: 1,189Member Member Posts: 1,189Member Member
    Amazing- thank you so much for posting and sharing! :) Congratulations on your hard work.
  • Hearts_2015Hearts_2015 Posts: 12,130Member Member Posts: 12,130Member Member
    Awesome post....hate to sound shallow but will you be posting before and after pics?

    Check out her profile photos :smiley:
  • kschr201kschr201 Posts: 219Member, Premium Member Posts: 219Member, Premium Member
    Your message is awesome and so welcome this morning. Thank you!
  • karlasmorgankarlasmorgan Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Great message!
  • 123pingpong123pingpong Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    Thank you for sharing this! It was just what I needed.
  • benjaminD02benjaminD02 Posts: 100Member Member Posts: 100Member Member
    Wow this is a really awesome post and just sums up my experience with MFP and weight loss! Cheers

    Have you posted a success story?

    I haven't yet as I am back at the top end of the scale - sigh. I might once I get back to it. I am currently doing mindfulness and I find it helps with what goes in my mouth.
  • vwright78vwright78 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    Thank you...this was a very encouraging & inspiring post. Congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing not just your weight loss success, but also HOW you got there! I think it's just what I needed today as I "get back up on the horse".
  • MissusMoonMissusMoon Posts: 1,911Member Member Posts: 1,911Member Member
    Excellent post!!
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