Thehardmakesitworthit wrote: »
I have posted in here before I think but now 2 years into this I can add a refocus of my AH-HA. In February 2016 my daughter was several years into drug addiction....my husband and I are raising her 3 children. She came to the door one night in February to ask for food and to shower. It was so cold out and rainy so I let her in. While she was upstairs showering I stood in front of the refrigerator desperately seeking something to make the pain of seeing her like that go away. Before I knew it, I was closing the refrig door and a voice inside me was saying "the answer is not in the refrigerator". I put on my shoes and coat and headed out in the dark that night for a walk. I walked 3 miles that first night...thoughts swirling in my heart and head...." I want my life back" "I want my body back" "I cant change the path my daughter is on but I can be healthy for my babies. Flash forward to 2018. I have lost just over 80 pounds now but I have been at a standstill for a very, very long time. My Ah-HA is different now but re-emerging. I have 30 pounds to go. My daughter has been sober for 5 months now and life is on an even keel...its time to hit this thing hard. I know what quitting feels like ....I want to know what finishing feels like. Here's to everyone seeing this through! Good luck to each and every one! Happy Living!
RaspberryTickleChicken wrote: »
I obviously have far too much time on my hands as another question out of sheer curiosity has been nagging away at me ... so here goes. When was your 'AH-HA' moment that made you decide, 'ahhhm okay it's time to do something about this weight?'
What made a difference this time which differed from previous attempts to lose weight &/or get healthy? (motivation)
How much impact do you feel that a correct mindset has on the level of achievement?
4ever420 wrote: »
My Aha moment was when I first heard of MFP and decided just to check it out. I wasn't even planning on starting a weight loss journey that day but set up an account just to see. I was playing around with it, entering the foods I had eaten that day when I realized that if I didn't eat anything else that day I'd be within my calorie goal.
The best way I can describe it is a switch went on in my head. All of a sudden it seemed so simple, I just don't go over that calorie goal and I would be in a deficit and lose weight. 148 lbs and over 2yrs later I am still going and have reached my goal for the first time in my life.
The main difference from the other times I've tried (and failed) to lose weight was that "switch" hadn't been turned on before. I don't really understand what exactly made my brain switch on but now that I've finally gotten here, there's definitely fear that the "switch" will just turn off one day and I'll spiral out of control again...
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