Since I started my weight loss journey, I have lost a little over 100 pounds. In that time I ran into a few unexpected consequences. Here are two that happened to me recently.
- I had to move the seat up in my Jeep, because there is less fat on my back and I was struggling to reach the pedals.
- My bike helmet needed to be adjusted, because there is less fat on my chin and face. This is obvious when you think about it, but I never thought about it being a problem until it happened.
My journey has not been smooth sailing the whole time. I still struggle with overeating and don’t always want to exercise. However, all the difficulties have been worth it. My life is so much better now.
There are a lot of reasons for people to eat when they are not hungry. My main reasons are:
If I am going to be successful in my weight loss journey, I have to find a way to deal with the craving to eat when I am not hungry. I have to find another way to fill that desire. I need replacement behaviors like:
- Change tasks
- Take a Walk
- Talk to Someone
Do you struggle with the desire to eat when you are not hungry? If so, how do you handle your cravings?
Since I started my weight loss journey, I lost over 100 pounds.
I have noticed that my tolerance for cold weather has greatly reduced. I lost a lot of body fat which once insulated by body, so I understand why this is happening.
I hope I will eventually adjust to colder temperatures, and not feel like I am freezing all the time.
I enjoy watching YouTube videos on the Fat Meets Fire channel, which is produced by Ben Landers. I love how he explains will power and gives tips on how to improve your will power. It’s not as difficult or mysterious as we tend to make it.
Kristin Lloyd is a social worker that struggled with her weight, so she had bariatric surgery. She now offers counseling to others who are going through the surgery process.
She is relatable and her vast experience makes her a great candidate to teach others about bariatric surgery. In her book, she shares her personal experiences, advice on how to succeed, and warnings about common pitfalls.
My favorite quote from the book is, “Having weight loss surgery is the first step in breaking out of the victim cycle, because this means you are acting and doing something to take back control over yourself and your life.”
Over the past few months, I have suffered from additional migraines. However, none of them were severe enough to send me back to the hospital. For that, I am extremely grateful.
I started studying about migraines, so I can hopefully prevent future attacks. I learned migraines can be triggered by: stress, alcohol, weather changes, artificial sweeteners, salty foods, lack of sleep, dehydration, and food additives.
I also learned a healthy diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce migraine attacks.
I plan to make some serious life changes this year, because living with migraines is pure hell.