Last week I reached 100 days of Bright Line Eating. Were all my days perfect? Not at all. I’m sure I had a few days in there that were a complete failure. But, I did feel like I had acomplished something–that I had reached a milestone.
I’m glad that I stuck with it for this long. I feel like it’s taken me this long to get in my “groove” so to speak. It really never was difficult at all, but now it feels like a breeze most days. I think some of the automaticity is starting to kick in.
I am losing weight, but at a snail’s pace. It can be discouraging sometimes to see other people losing it at a much higher rate. When this happens, I remind myself that losing weight at a snail’s pace is much better than gaining or none at all.
The peace of mind Bright Line Eating has given me is worth the slower pace. Since I’m no longer eating foods that are addictive, most of the time my saboteur is kept at bay. He’s locked away in his little cage, and I don’t want to go back to eating sugar and flour and releasing him from his little prison.
After losing over 105 lbs. through other methods, I am now finally dealing with my relationship with food. I now realize that I am a binger. Just as the Lay’s commercial says, “Bet you can’t eat just one,” I really can’t. I cannot open a bag of chips and eat just part of the bag. I cannot open a sleeve of cookies and eat one or two cookies. I cannot leave a pan of brownies sitting on the stove without eating one every time I walk by.
Bright Line Eating has given me the consistency to beat the addciction. Since my meals are planned the night before at a time when my stomach is satisfied and I’m thinking clearly, I can make the right choices. If I wait until right before mealtime or when I’m already hungry, I’m liable to eat the first thing I find. Since all my food is weighed now, I know exactly what and how much to eat. My saboteur cannot later whisper into my ear and question my food, my quantities, anything.
Whether you have weight to lose or not, you can have peace of mind too. Bright Line Eating is a lifestyle, not a diet. There is a program for weight loss, but there is also a program for maintenance. You too can be happy, thin, and free.
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
I Corinthians 10:31