Let’s Talk About Diet in 2013
In my youth, I was very overweight. And as I rang in every new year so would my resolution to lose weight. I was good New Years day, but it was down hill from the 2nd on. When I reached the ripe old age of 18, I made a resolution to stop making New Year resolutions that never came to fruition. My thought was that you can’t break a resolution that was never made. I also decided that it was meant to be that I be fat for all of my life. In 1975 who would have thought that a bathroom conversation at my sisters graduation party, would have changed my life forever. I joined OA (over-eaters anonymous), and it changed my life completely. I lost 75lbs on my journey with OA. Over the course of my life I have gained and lost weight, but I never gained the 40 lbs that I initially lost on OA.
Right now I am in a good place. I have successfully lost and maintained 75 lbs since 2008. I still don’t make resolutions that I know I will not keep. I just hope that the weight will continue to stay off. I don’t question why I lost the weight, I am just thankful for the fact that is gone. I feel so good being the size that I am. My thyroid is still in remission as far as I know. As far as I know my healthy is relatively good. I have put back on about seven pounds, but to be quite honest with you they really should not have lost. Although I must admit I did enjoy having them off. And now we are going into 2013.
Strategies for Maintaining Weight Loss
- Eat 4-5 small meals a day.
- Eat a freshly made salad every day
- Drink at least 32oz of water daily. In my terms 2 – 160z bottles of water.
- Cereal is a good snack food to keep on hand especially in the winter.
- Eat slowly. I don’t care who watches me eat and looks at me like I’m crazy.
- Portion your servings.
- Do not go food shopping when you are hungry.
- Keep healthy snacks with you.
- High salt does not make a healthy food at all.
- Enjoy what you are eating.
- Don’t make New Years Resolutions that you can not keep.