Just wanted to drop a quick note and let you all know that I am still alive and kicking...in fact I am really doing very well. Since my last post, I've gained a new perspective on myself.
Through a series of events, I feel like I have finally made friends with myself and with my body. I didn't realize what a war zone I have been in my entire life with myself. How much I didn't like my body and how mean I have been to myself. About the time of my last post (July 2010) I found two books that have really changed my outlook. One is "Intuitive Eating" and the other is "Women, Food, and God". These two books have really helped me to get change my thinking about losing weight. They have helped me realize why the (hundreds) diets that I have been on since about the age of 10 have really gotten me to where I am today. I had heard so many times that losing weight needed to be a lifestyle change, but I never understood that like I do now. I would highly recommend the books to anyone who wants clarity in their lives regarding health, wellness, and sanity! I don't want to sound like a wack-job or like I've drank the company Kool-aid or anything, but the insights I've learned from these books have completely changed my life. I hope you will check them out.
As a side note...since my July post...I've lost 48 pounds!