I can’t believe it has been two years since I started eating differently. When I looked back to find a before picture, it was shocking to me that I really couldn’t find many full-length pictures. I was always hiding behind someone else, or I had the person take a waist up picture. Now, I’m not embarrassed to be photographed at all!
I will say that I’ve been struggling with some sugar cravings lately, and I haven’t quite gotten a hold on them yet, but the great thing is that I recognize them, and I know I have the willpower to do something about it. I know now that food doesn’t have to control the way I feel about myself. I also know that staying away from those things that aren’t good for me help my mental state as well. I have more energy, and those tired, negative thoughts don’t rear their ugly heads as often. They are gone, but they happen way less often.
I started this on May 9, 2016, and here I am, still 40 pounds lighter, and much, much happier. I hope that I can maintain this mindset for years to come, and remember that food is just fuel. If I put watered down, sludgy gas in my tank, then I deserve the results I get. Only premium from here on out (except when we go on vacation because seriously).