With sticking with this for a week, it has already caused a few moments where I checked my calorie intake for the day before making a food choice. And it has helped. So, I'm going to also try and write about my journey as well. Figured it's time for me to fly and just put it out there.
At my highest weight, I weighed 244 lbs. This was almost a year ago. Currently, I've been hanging out between 235-238; however with some of the changes over the last few weeks and being honest with myself about why I'm eating, I have lost a few pounds and at my last weigh-in was 232 lbs.
This journey isn't about me having a dramatic weight loss which involves a 21 day fix or paleo, etc....this journey is about me loving myself and believing that I am worthy of taking care of. Self-love is the journey and my motivation. The weight loss will come along with that just as the gain did all those years of self-loathing and hate. It may be slow, but I need to go at my own pace. I will push myself, challenge myself, and have days of failure, but it's one day at a time and a step backwards doesn't mean "I" am a failure or that I can use that as an excuse to quit my journey.
I look forward to this year and the opportunities that await.