For several months I didn't weigh myself. I was overeating, and really should have weighed, but I neglected it. So, when I decided to set a contract type goal with stickK.com, I figured it was time to step on the scale. Even though I had gained some weight, I was actually surprised and pleased to see the gain was minimal. I had not weighed since July 4, yet when I weighed on Sep. 30, I had only gained 2.5 pounds.
Now for the good news... it's been two weeks since I started my contract not to overeat, and I've already lost 4.5 pounds. That's fantastic! There is no doubt that eating natural foods is the way to go. With three months of overeating I only gained 2.5 pounds, and in two weeks of paying attention to actual hunger and fulness, I lost all of that, plus an additional 2 pounds. Amazing.
(For those who might be new to this blog... I do not count calories, fat grams, carbs, or portions. I am trying to let my body tell me when it's time to eat and when it's time to stop, and eat mostly natural, very little processed.)
In years past, I've tried "diets" where I restricted calories or what have you, and would lose about 20 pounds, then gain 30... in a very short amount of time. So far with My Healthy Eating Challenge, I have struggled often with overeating, yet I've lost 27.5 pounds since January 1.
My husband has lost 53 pounds. PLUS, he no longer needs medication for blood pressure, cholesterol, thyroid, or diabetes.
Healthy eating, and exercise, really does promote good health. Go figure! ☺