Right now all over my feed on Facebook are photos taken 2 yrs ago on this mountain. Mt. Yonah. It's where a purpose crept back into my life. "Help Others".
The only way I was sitting on top of the mountain was simply because I changed my food. I'd been eating a very high carb, processed food, sugared up diet. I was always hungry, always eating, had absolutely NO energy and hurt everywhere. That's where I was 3 yrs ago...
On Nov 10th 2014 I went back to a lowcarb diet. I'd regaine 85lbs because dieting was simply too much of a struggle. The minute I limited the controlling foods the mental struggle, the constant hunger and cravings declared war! After 2 or 3 days of going it alone and struggling all day long, I would eventually cry uncle and quit! So going back to that war took a huge effort! I was shut down, isolated, eating and over eating constantly. I worked in the fitness arena and was slowly losing all my credibility and business. I hid from my community so ashamed.
Nov 2014, I grabbed the hand of my cousin and TOGETHER we committed to weight loss. I spent a year losing 85lbs all over again. I was like a real addict those first few months. But I held on to that diet relationship and did it for her!
Spring of 2015 I had a new level of energy and confidence and I started walking, jogging, cycling and hiking. I had to move. Food was quiet, I was healthy again and I was off to conquer something. Work was going good, I was taking on more responsibility and I was happy. Fall arrived and I had accomplished a triathlon, was training for a half marathon and buzzing along when I started to wonder "IS THERE MORE?"...Food started to look appealing as fall brought cold weather and I slowed down. "Now what?"
Fall of 2015 my friend and I hiked Mt. Yonah and she was struggling and I was not. I kept thinking, "oh if you'd just eat like I do, the weight would come off and you'd really fly up this mountain and in your life"...There was that common anger wall between us. I'd lost the weight and she gained it...she was mad. "Don't you tell me to go back to lowcarb!" I smiled and said, "Well, it's changed and it's so easy and so much better"...It was no longer a diet, it was my food!
All through 2015 I embraced two things. I had REAL control problems with my old foods and I didn't with my new cleaner carb plate. I enjoyed simple clean foods. I always did great eating this way. This was like my food. The food I did best with and the food I thrived on. I know that I know that I know, when I eat clean whole foods and stay away from the sugars and starches. I thrive. I THRIVE!!!
FIND YOUR FOOD...
I provide coaching and community that supports weight loss. Find Your Food has recently released our "Give me 30 days" getting started plan. Would love to share more about that...Contact me, Findyourfood2@gmail.com