I love food. I love the way it smells. I love the way it tastes. I love eating it. Pizza, steaks, pasta, pizza, cinnamon rolls, pizza…I love it all. Did I mention pizza?

For this reason, it has been difficult to lose weight over the years. I know the more you eat the more you gain. It didn’t stop me. Sometimes I would exercise more to balance it out, but it never did balance.

It seems I have finally tamed the beast. How you ask? Logging my food in the My Fitness Pal app and sticking to a specific calorie count. Yes. I count calories. Every day.

Strangely enough, when I started doing this very mundane task I started losing weight. It is amazing that when you control what goes in you can see the scale go down. Who knew?

This was a mental game for me. I have mentioned in previous posts that food has been tied to security for me. So, not only did it taste good and all that stuff, it also “kept me safe”. But, it really didn’t.

The biggest part of moving forward is understanding the obstacles in front of you. For me I had to prove to myself that I could restrict calories and still be ok. I am. I had to prove to myself that it was still plenty of food to eat. It is more than enough. This has been 100% mental this entire time.

When I realized this, I had identified my obstacle. I knew at that point what had to be done. It has taken a lot of work, but I have stuck to it for 77 days and I will going forward. The change has been overwhelming.

What goal do you have? What obstacle is in your way? Keep moving forward. You can do it.

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