Can you pinpoint a period in your life where you began to struggle with food or did you always struggle with your weight? Does knowing help? Diane
Can I pinpoint?... I have always had weight issues, as far back as I can remember I was overweight... then when I got into Jr High, I discovered diet pills... I wouldn't eat anything all day long then have a bowl of lettuce for dinner. I was kind of normal in high school. My weight did fluctuate 25 pounds though (not normal) I was either 125 or 150. I remember wanting SO bad to shop in the 5*7*9 store but I was a size 11
then I got married... instant 25 pounds... kept it at 175ish for years
then babies, pregnancy #1 I topped out at 199... I never lost the weight
pregnancy #2 I topped out at 210... never lost the weight
The only way I could lose was diet pills.... and I did several times, but because I never learned any different way to eat the weight always came back. Then I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, well that was the end of the diet pills!! So I just got fatter and fatter... Hated myself, beat myself up... my entire life suffered. My health, my happiness, my relationships and add to all this a hefty dose of alcoholism and you have a recipe for disaster
fast forward to late 2009... my son was also having life troubles, so we made a bet... Booze and food we were going to work on in 2010
We both kicked the booze, I was driven to get rid of the weight
and without the diet pills, I had to learn a whole new way to eat... blogging was a MAJOR turning point for me, I get instant inspiration and encouragement... then Instagram, Facebook, Tumbler... on and on with Social media... I never went to a Weight Watchers meeting, even though I started this blog using the Weight Watcher points system. I knew the program, I knew it worked so why did I need meetings?
Does it help knowing?
ABSOLUTELY!!! I didn't understand how the metabolism worked, knew nothing about protein and small meals.... NOTHING!!! I read the internet like a mad woman now, trying to educate myself... I listen to my trainer... er usually :P
I NEVER want to go back to that unhappy person I was in late 2009. So many years I spent miserable... just makes me appreciate my life even more now!!!
Stop by and visit Diane, if you haven't already... she is awesome!!!
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