Things have sure changed, and changed for the better. The food habits I had for so many years are beginning to be slowly pushed away, and this new feeling of well-being is overcoming me.
I have been on this new eating plan of mine for almost 6 weeks now, and I feel so in control. I'm basically a control-freak anyway, so I don't know why I didn't figure this out sooner! Food, or at least the food I put in my body, is one of the few things I can control.
I'm also a planner. I use lists, and I make them all the time. I schedule my day around my errands and my lists. The way this diet works, I can incorporate all my innate, controlling urges into one master plan! Muah-ha-ha!
I knew when I started this, that it was going to be very regimented, and dogonne it, that's exactly what I needed. I suppose that's why so many people start the pre-packaged diets. For a lot of people like me, that's the only way to do it. You have to have a tight little package of rules; something you can get your head around. For a lot of years, I was trying to use little tips and tricks from a variety of diets. I would eat a small breakfast, or none at all, then gorge myself on a big pasta lunch. The next day, I'd get up early, full of motivation, and go for a nice, long, brisk walk. But then for dinner, we'd go to the All-you-can-eat buffet. I was taking two steps forward, and one step back everyday. I was defeating myself and didn't even know it.