Struggling!!!! (with my diet)
I'm back on the ‘Pound A Diet’....and I’m having a tough time.
It's never easy to admit that you're struggling at something, but since the day I started blogging about this experience I’ve wanted to be truthful. There are days when I wonder if I can do it. Can I reach the finish line?
There have been times this spring when I have found myself eating something NOT on my diet, and I simply could not stop myself. Literally....I COULD NOT stop myself. If you have a food addiction (and I'm pretty sure I do) you know how the alcoholic or the drug addict feels. Completely out of control. And it doesn't feel good.
There's a story in the news this morning about Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford. He's a very big man (330 pounds), who decided to go on a diet. He did weekly weigh-ins for a month. Then they stopped. Now he's announced he's STOPPING his diet. He had planned to lose 100 pounds. He lost 14.
Why is quitting? Because it's really, really hard to lose weight.
But it can be done! I'm doing it. I've lost 60 pounds. And I plan to lose another 20 before swimsuit season.
So this is a 'hug' for all of you trying to lose weight.
you are not a failure
you are not weak
you are not destined to be FAT for the rest of your life.
Take it a day at a time; be gentle with yourself....give it time. You can do it.
(And I can, too!)