Posted by : Barry Mahfood Saturday, May 19, 2012
It's a shame I threw away all my smallest clothes. Why did I do that? Why, why, why did I do that?? The answer is simple. I had lost hope of ever being that size again. As far as I was concerned, those clothes were just taking up space. Turns out I was wrong. I could really use them now rather than having to buy new stuff.
Just yesterday I hit the mark of having lost 100 pounds. I'm not where I want and need to be yet, don't get me wrong, but it's a significant achievement nonetheless. At this point I am wearing the smallest sizes I have left, which means in another month or two I won't have any that are the right size. But I don't want to spend money on new clothes until I'm at my ideal weight, so I'll have to finesse it a bit.
When I started this lean and hard life last year I weighed 303. I had tried everything and simply could not curb my eating. I mean, if you had put a loaded gun to my head and threatened to shoot me dead unless I stopped eating so much, and if I believed with all my heart and mind that you would do it, I still couldn't have stopped.
If you've read some of my earlier posts you'll have an idea what changed, but I can tell you confidently it was not my degree of motivation. Instead, I found a pathway, a means by which I could manage to cut back my eating and keep it under control. What I found may work for you, it may not, I can't say. But I can tell you that being morbidly obese, as I was, does not mean that you can't turn things around. If you can find a pathway that allows you to limit your food intake, you can lose and keep losing until you get where you want to be. It's just biology. And maybe some physics.
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