Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Woah, did I really just lose 1kg overnight?

Only one day on Mish's meal-plans and that what happens.

I have to say,
I have tried everything over the last 10 years.
So, in February, when I saw the details of the 12wbt plan,
my brain interpreted "1200 calories" to "Calorie Counting".
I had already, subconsciously, convinced myself it wouldn't work...
I've already tried calorie counting.
At least 5 times in the last two years alone!

It never has, and never will work for me.
(We'll get to the reason why in a second).


So then I looked at the 12wbt exercise.
1 hour (burn 500 calories), 6days/week.
I thought, "wait, that is new."
So I focused on that.
I quickly saw, it made me hungry.
Ravenous, out-of-control hungry.
So then 1200 calories was impossible.
Here's the reason why:
I now know that I'm not good at food choices, obviously.
1200 of "my" calorie choices leave me hungry!
But after 10 years on the yo-yo diet,
I was tired of it.
And in the last 2 years, I've found myself saying "just this once" multiple times a day.

So about 2-3 weeks into the 12wbt,
I gave up.
Not on weight loss, just 12wbt.
I wasn't sure where to go, what to do.
I fell into multiple rounds of self-pity,
frustration,
confusion,
guilt.
I wanted to try another program even
(bootcamp, 6 days/week - something new).

3 days in, I knew that wouldn't work either.

I thought, "HEY! Wake up!
Weight-loss is 80% diet.
Just try the 12wbt food program!"

So after almost 10 weeks,
I finally gave myself permission to try again. (see this post)

On Sunday, I posted my reserves and concerns on the forums.
I received heaps of support!
There are other mums out there losing weight.
Lot's of weight!
I can too.
Concerns relived.
Now there's nothing to stop me!

Today is a new day.
Full of confidence, commitment, and expectation.

When I said yesterday, I had a lightbulb moment,
I meant it!
With a bit of soul searching with an open heart,
and a LOT of prayer,
God has set me on a path to success.
Thank you Heavenly Father :)

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Okay, maybe I need to read further back, but what is the 12wbt? I have been getting really frustrated with my "just this once" attitude. I was actually thinking of trying that hcg diet despite that I don't think it's healthy choice.

Annalisa201 said...

Www.12wbt.com it's Michelle Bridges' program. She's the trainer from Australia's biggest loser tv show. Best part of her program is her twice-weekly videos where she digs deeper and gets to the mindset problems. It's amazing!