July brought about big changes for me and in particular my dieting journey. After a pretty traumatic event, I found for the first time ever that I just went off food completely for a week or so. Normally my go to coping strategy is to attack the food cupboards and I really struggle with binge eating. Since that day though, I've had no binges and although I've started eating normally again, I'm not dieting, I'm not pointing, I'm not fasting or cutting carbs, I'm just eating when I'm hungry like a 'normal' person should be.
Quitting the diet train feels good, I've found myself loosing weight naturally and not craving foods I was trying to restrict. Not having 'forbidden fruit' means those things are less appealing now and I know I can just have a little if I want. I don't know why it's working, but it is and I hope it continues.
I lost half a stone last month from quitting dieting and the irony is not lost on me.
My plan for August is basically no plan. I want to stock up on filling decent food and eat when I'm hungry. I'll have treat foods when I feel the need and not deny myself anything, I'll just make sure it's not a ridiculous quantity so I keep on track with being binge free.
I'm excited to see what this month brings and it's all about the health now. I'm morbidly obese and feel so stupid for letting things slide so badly. I've no excuse now, my head is in the right place, my vitamin levels are back to normal and I have the drive to be healthy for myself and my family.
What are your goals for August?