Diet: A Four Letter Word

I’m in a pretty good place with my weight right now. I’d like to lose 20 pounds but I’m not going to obsess over it. I work out as much as I can, try to eat healthy and in general just try not to eat too much. I think that is a big key. So this is my “lifestyle”. Buzz word! Then comes that evil nasty word; diet. I don’t diet, period. Dieting NEVER works long term and you are usually miserable while doing it any way. If you drop those last 10 pounds you gain it back as soon as you stop the diet. What’s the point?! I have friends (usually younger and thinner than me) that go on diets. They sit there eating their lunch (a yogurt cup and two grapes) with such a sad look on their face talking about how hungry they are. Now, I’m not saying they can’t do this if they want. Everyone has their own way of dealing with weight loss, body image, health goals, etc. But me? Well, I’d rather be a few pounds heavier than be miserable and hungry (I tend to hangry). It took some self-image adjustment to get here, believe me! And it’s not for everyone. But the point of this blog is to share MY journey. And my journey has led me to a place where I am much more comfortable in my body than I was 5 years ago, especially with the birth of my son and having to deal with the fact that even though I lost the baby weight my body is just a different shape and will never be the same. And that’s OK.

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