Yes! I think I’m getting back on track. I weighed in this morning at 140! Yay! I still have a little tiny bit more to go, but I’m happy. I feel “lighter” physically and emotionally!
This has been such a learning experience, and it’s still a long journey!
Weight loss was only the first part of the voyage, maintenance is going to be a life long struggle.
I will always be a compulsive eater. It will never go away. There will be many relapses and that’s okay. It’s normal. I just have to be aware of when it’s happening so I can bring myself back! I can’t be embarrassed or ashamed of myself.
But I’m back on track now. My calories are still set lower at 1650, and we’ll see what happens during the next couple of days/weeks.
Besides learning more about my compulsiveness, I also learned that more than ever, I still need to keep counting calories, and remain active in some sort of weight loss community. I am so grateful that I have such an easy way to do that, with MyFitnessPal – besides their web site, the iPhone app is a God-send. I know emphatically that I would not be as successful if I didn’t have the community and the tools from this site.
Thank you myfitnesspal and to all my friends there!