Hello fellow Sparkers!
Today, I'm going to dive into the concept of HONESTY when it comes to weight loss. It's a big piece of my puzzle because I know that when you're DISHONEST about your program, you only hurt yourself.
So, let me go back to summer of 2018. When I weighed 220 lbs. I was ECSTATIC. My journey started at 310, and I busted my behind and stayed dedicated to myself! I tracked all my calories HONESTLY. I walked 2018 miles that year... in fact, I BEAT MY GOAL. I was always moving. Always eating healthy. Always. Always. Always.
Then the success stopped.
All of a sudden, I couldn't lose anymore. I was stuck. I tried different pieces of advice... eat more calories, eat more protein, strength train more, eat less carbs, eat KETO... my mind exploded. I just couldn't anymore. Why keep it up? There weren't anymore results. So who cares?
Then I downward spiraled. Slowly. Insert junk here. Insert junk there... Eat three cookies but track one. Sneak a double portion, track one. Skip walking here and there... slowly, the weight came back. Why? BECAUSE I WAS A LIAR. I cheated MYSELF. I tried to pretend it was for different reasons... but it wasn't. It was all me and my actions.
When the binges returned, I knew I'd hit rock bottom. It took awhile to stop them, but I definitely have tamed my binge monster. I'm now working on HONEST tracking. I've given up Pizza Hut, Burger King, Chili's, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, Wendys...because all of that food causes bloating, and weight gain. I've even given up pizza at this point, because the take out pizza is LOADED WITH CALORIES.
I care about myself. Its' time to be HONEST. When my tracking and exercise are honest, my results will show on the scale.
Even though I know it takes TIME.
Weight loss is a series of good choices made over time that results in GOOD HEALTH.