Hunger is the key people! I have spent the largest chunk of my life eating for the wrong reasons. Three of my favorites: "it's time to eat," everyone else is eating," and, "(insert name) offered it to me, I couldn't be rude and not eat it."
I have gone for days without feeling true hunger. When I really think about that, it's scary. I never stop eating long enough to get hungry. It is my new mission in life to be hungry when I eat. This week is a new beginning for me.
In the past few days I have experienced true hunger and it's amazing how much more satisfying food is when I'm hungry. I'm also trying to pay attention to how I feel when I eat. I want to eat to live, not live to eat. So, another key is to stop eating when I am satisfied and not stuffed.
It's only been a few days, but I can already tell a difference in how I feel, not just physically, but mentally. I feel like I am doing something good for myself. I've let myself be controlled by food for so long and now I'm finally in control for once.
I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I'm oddly looking forward to weighing on Friday. I feel good about my progress and hopefully the scales will be in agreement. I'll let you know how it turns out!