Good luck with the new effort Mrs. Kendall.
I know it took a ton of false starts and new approaches until I reached where I am now in how I approach where I want my weight to be.
From all Crispix diets and killing myself at the gym, I learned something each time and eventually it helped build the knowledge base and determination to stick to what I am doing now.
A few things that have worked for me that weren't that hard to adjust to:
No fast food, ever, never ever, not even once when you only have time for it, yep not even then.
No full calorie soda, drastically reduce the intake of beer/alcoholic beverages
Don't buy the bad foods in the supermarket, so you don't have to be tempted by them at home
That last one is the one that has really helped me out. I find it alot easier to simply NOT BUY IT. I mean, if it's not in the house, I can't eat it. ABy moving the decision making process on what I am going to eat outside of my living space I find it a ton easier to make healthier decisions in what I eat. I simply don't buy Ice Cream, Chocolate, Donuts, Chips, Fried Stuff, etc. I used to reason with myself, saying "I'll buy this now, but control myself when i get home." That so never worked, I always gave in. Then, I just admitted to myself that I have poor control over myself when it comes to food already in the house. Now I say, "If I buy this, I'll eat it in a day, that is bad, I don't want to do that, so I simply won't buy it." It's an interesting change, one of those silly lifestyle changes, I know, but it really does work. That is the one, not that hard to implement change, that I suggest.
Also, I totally pigged out on Christmas + Christmas Eve. Brownies, cookies, Jello Salad, more Brownies, even more Cookies, then some more cookies, and finally more Cookies. Oh, it was good. New weight 267, a gain that I can easily live with.
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