Thanks PS. As Ellen has said, it does take a lot of commitment and a huge lifestyle change. I think that anyone that is going to be successful has to make a commitment and a lifestyle change. Quitting smoking, drinking or losing weight. And often our friends and family can sabotage us without meaning too.Originally Posted by prhoshay;2479989;
But I know I don't want to go back to where I was so that is a huge postive reinforcement and of course buying new clothes in smaller sizes helps too.
And I think that while it is an everyday commitment, you can enjoy yourself occasionally as long as you don't go back to the thought process of I deserve this, I need this. This will help me feel better, etc.
LIke I said earlier. I'm not 100% good. I do enjoy a sweet treat occasionally. But the difference in me now and the way I was is that now I can only eat one and not the whole bag and I can go several days without chocolate.
I LOVE gabbing on the recipe thread here and I've had some GOOD stuff I got off of there. But I don't eat like that every day and I don't make sweet desserts everyday anymore either. Like Ellen said: moderation is the key.
I think that if you deny yourself then it backfires. I know that if I were to say: I am NEVER going to eat chocolate again, then it would just plain backfire on me and I'd stuff my face. But if I know that today I can eat a small piece of cake and then not have anymore for another few days or a week is ok. And I have also learned a nice trick. I may cut a small slice, but I never eat the whole thing and if I'm somewhere where I might be sitting at the table staring at it for a long time. I pour salt over what I didn't eat so I won't be tempted to eat the rest of it.
Ellen, its great to meet you and hear your story. You are a great inspiration to have kept it off so long. I hope in another 4 years I'm saying that too.