Well, I guess it’s all about being brave enough to face the problem, and tell yourself you WILL do it. I had this encounter today, whereby there were the regular afternoon snacks session during work.
I was without food for around 4.5 hrs due to meeting and briefings, and I was extremely hungry. Now, these pastries look mighty friendly when one is hungry. But I told myself, I WILL NOT EAT IT, and fortunately, I made it! Soon after, I got back to my desk and had my grilled chicken breasts. Boy was that delicious! I hope I can build on this and keep going strong![/quote]
I can tell you I am in the process of kicking the crap out of a huge eating disorder. It’s called yo yo dieting. I was at one time 374 pounds. It came from severe diet (fasting) and saying “screw it” after I couldn’t take it any more.
About 4 years ago I started cutting out sugar, and tried trimming the calories some and exercising a little. I am down to around 260 now and for the last six months have ate clean , but high daily calories still(around 3500-4000 a day) with 6 days a week workouts. (weights and HIIT) I am losing fat and keeping muscle’ Most people think I have lost 30 pounds since the first of 2008 but I have only lost 10.
2 weeks ago started the V-Diet to try to push my good eating habits to an even better level.
I know that already I look forward to my one meal and I want clean foods. I am curious to see how fast I can get to about 10% body fat without an eating disorder.
I want to get to the point where I never say “screw it” to my good diet any more. The only way I know how to do it is to say “screw it” to dieting and binge eating. You can’t ever get a healthy looking and functional body by massive junk food eating unless you are under 20 and train harder than a Mr Olympia champion. And when you get my age you wish you had never seen a golden arch or knew a Burger King.
For God’s sake cut out the junk food and do yourself a huge favor now. At 53 I am staring at the impossible and telling it to put up it’s dukes!