Milton Ideal Protein Weight Loss
What I’ve come to realize is this journey is not a life sentence to/for myself or a ‘go without’ situation; instead, it is truly a lifestyle. Acceptance and embracing my body and feeding it the right way. This journey has taught me to realize the way I was treating my physical body, not nourishing it by allowing whatever it felt like to invade it, whether that be emotional eating, satisfying a craving that never really was satisfied with whatever I gave it, or telling myself I’ll allow one cheat today, which turned into the same repetitive behaviours.
The weight loss saga, as I used to refer to it, could in fact be a novel I’d write. In the beginning of this IP journey, the menacing word ‘weight loss’ was just that for me…achieving the magic number that would make me ‘happy’ and ‘fix’ my life. Cutting out all the bad stuff I was eating was surely the problem, I thought. I needed discipline to ‘fix’ this by cutting out literally everything and what I referred to as the suffering stage. Ensuring I made my nutrition coach proud by hitting the mark every week. The only thing I considered about myself is that I was not able to have this, that or the other thing, until I hit that magic number I was looking for on a scale in order to be ‘happy’, socially accepted and then I could just have all that cut-out stuff again, right? Nope, not so.
How interesting that outer world bombardment of what the ideal woman should be, should look like, should do in order to achieve some kind of social acceptance and validation is what made me tick.
Well, then I hit that magic number, I did it, literally and figuratively. And, guess what? There was still no fix.
Outside of the moment I saw the magic number, there was no ‘happily and perfectly ever after’. During the magic number moment, I enjoyed buying and fitting into the clothes I wanted and having momentary glimpses of a satisfied ego when I received compliment after compliment…but internally there was still something ticking that didn’t sit right within. The truth is I yo-yo ’ed for what seemed like forever and then got back into the habit of going without to get back to that magic number on the scale and the feeling that I was one of the perfect world accepted people because of that number.
What I called discipline. Hmmmm?
In the end, it’s about me, my soul and not fixing my physical body by having a magic number on a scale but by caring for it in a way that pays homage to the entirety of me, physical, mental and spiritual. For me, this was/is about self discovery. Yes, in the beginning, it was through weight loss that I thought the magic number would make me a better, more perfectly accepted human. Now, I know it’s about creating a balance within myself so that I can be the best version of all those things and learning that food is a source of living, not going without.
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