Changing my eating wasn't that hard. I like things that are healthy... I just also like things that are unhealthy. So, leaving out most of the unhealthy things & substituting the good stuff wasn't much of a challenge.
Changing my activity level was a little harder (and still is). I don't yet enjoy exercising, but I'm hopefully that as my weight drops, it will become easier, thus making me enjoy it more.
But the most challenging thing is changing my mentality. Changing the fact that food is associated with every emotion I know. Just taking my feelings for what they are, and actually FEEL them, happy or sad.
I am improving, and it's important for me to celebrate every time I get over one of those emotional hurdles.
Today I was in a car accident. It wasn't a bad one, noone was hurt, it just shook me up. It happened in a parking lot. I was letting a client out of my car and a car backed out while I was letting her out.... backed out right into my little Honda. We exchanged info, etc, then I went back to the office. I just could NOT focus. I was upset & flustered about the incident, and work was the last thing on my mind. I decided to take the afternoon off and just go home.
And the exciting part comes here: I didn't even *think* about stopping to get some comfort food on the way home. In the past, when something bad would have happened, I would have picked up lunch or ice cream or something on the way home. And it didn't even cross my mind! I got home & was hungry for lunch, so I had a turkey cheese sausage, 0 point soup, broccoli, and a salad. Totally totally healthy. And I ate because I was hungry, not because I was upset.
It feels so good to be in control.
I think it's so important to celebrate these victories.... so celebrate some of yours!