I have struggled with my weight since I was a young child. Even as an adult seeing the pictures from when I was such an overweight child in grade-school can bring tears to my eyes.
I started my first diet when I was a child and have spent the rest of my life trying to find that magical diet, pill or product that would make the weight disappear. I’ve tried all of the diets and diet pills and just about anything you can imagine, I gave it a try to lose weight.
I wasted many years losing and then gaining back weight by trying all of the newest diets. I was a professional dieter and was able to lose weight on most of the diets I tried. In fact, I lost large amounts of weight, 80 – 100 pounds a few times, only to gain it all back and also a few extra pounds added on.
I was always planning or thinking about my next diet and eating everything that I told myself would be off limits when I started my next diet. My inner dialogue was a constant negative chatter about food and what a failure I was because of my weight. When I realized how negative my self-talk was I realized my self-talk was a big reason for my struggle with weight and it needed to change.
I decided this time I had to do things different. I was going to focus on my health from the inside out. No diets, no deprivation or off limit foods, but a new positive and healthy lifestyle I could stick with forever.
The Three Steps I used to start focusing on my health were not as easy as they might look. You’ll notice my steps were all about adding in things. I was so tired of taking things away from myself and would rebel and overeat when I felt deprived. I decided to add in positive things and Focus on Getting Healthy. Read more