Food Obsession to a 100 Pound Weight Loss

For some people, food is just fuel. They have no emotional attachment to it at all. That is foreign to me. Food to me was a friend, a comforter, something I could depend on in good times or bad. I don’t know about you, but when I’m on a diet, all I do is think about food (that I can’t have). I obsessed over it. Not now. I think about what I want to eat, not what I’m missing out on.

I can just hear your skepticism. I was probably even more skeptical than you are now. But I can assure you that I eat chocolate every day, and I’ve lost 100 pounds! And I was able to continue dropping weight, even while I was going through menopause. I’m the smallest I’ve ever been in my adult life. I even weigh less than I did in High School! Something I never would’ve imagined could be possible. I don’t feel deprived, because I’m not. And that is such a freeing feeling.

As I contemplated taking this leap of faith, I realized that I had to lose weight for my family. If I died of a heart attack, who would be there to take care of them? (Funny how many times we’ll do things for others that we won’t do for ourselves.) I decided I needed to get strong. Because at my weight, my knees hurt when I walked, my back hurt if I stood too long, I could barely get myself off the floor. What if I fell and there was no one to help me up? Imagine the embarrassment of having to call 911 because “you’ve fallen and you can’t get up!” due to your weight. So my initial motivation wasn’t really to lose weight, it was to get strong enough to not have to depend on anyone should I find myself in a situation where I needed to handle my body weight on my own. And most importantly, to be around for my family.

The ugly truth is that carrying excess weight also shows you don’t have self-control or discipline. And like it or not, people will judge you for it. Self control and discipline requires a mindset shift, and most of us who are overweight don’t have it. Let’s be honest. If we had it, we wouldn’t be overweight. But changing your mind about permanently losing weight can be done in baby steps. And before you know it, those steps become habits.

I want you to do the same thing I did as a fun, easy first baby step. Make a list of all the foods you like to eat. Then from that list, list out or circle your absolute favorites. You know, the ones that you’d be very unhappy if you could never eat again. For me it was chocolate, cookies, and ice cream due to me having a sweet tooth. What does this have to do with permanently losing weight? With this new approach to eating, there is no food you can’t have. Like that idea?

Satisfy your curiosity and find out exactly what this new method is. Take your own leap of faith. Click the blue chat button on this page to have a quick chat with a team member and see if it’s something that might be right for you.

If you’re not ready yet, that’s fine. It took me a few weeks before I decided to seriously consider losing weight. But I knew I had to do it. You see my 79 year old Mom (who lived in a different state) has Diabetes. And one morning my Aunt (her sister) called me. The first words out of her mouth were, “Cynthia, it’s your Mom…” {CONTINUE}