Confession: I used to struggle big time with disordered eating habits and body image issues. I know I’m not even close to being alone in that. In fact, it’s so common it’s widespread.
I just got done reading a blog of a woman who is stick thin with a goal to lose 9 pounds. I don’t want to judge anyone’s journey but sometimes we need a reality check.
A couple weeks ago I stopped losing weight. I didn’t know if I should keep trying to lose or what… but today I realized the scale stopped moving because I am dang thin enough. My body is happy. No more weight needs to be lost. It’d be easy for me to slip back into an obsessive mindset but I’m not going to go there.
At this point I am nourishing my body well. I cut way back on the carbs and the extra I had melted right off. The scale stopped when I got to a place that is good for my body. Now it’s maintenance from here on out because I am picking up on the cues my body is laying down.
I am daily incorporating fun stuff like dark chocolate, bigger portions of veggies (yes I do love my buttered and sauced up veggies!) and there will be cheat carb-tastic splurges. None yet, but I’ll let you know when it happens!
Life is for living and a diet is merely a tool in your life to achieve your goals. A diet should not be your life. At the end of the day the most important thing is that you are enjoying life. Each day that passes is another one you’ll never get back. We don’t have time to obsess over the scale or beat ourselves up. A diet is only useful as long as it is enhancing your physical well-being and confidence.
I’m sticking with the keto lifestyle because I genuinely enjoy it. I’m reaping benefits far beyond less jiggle in my wiggle. I look and feel better. Oh, and I love me some fat bombs!