What can I commit to forever?

Saturday afternoon. So I've been doing a lot of thinking about what it would take to lose weight and keep it off forever. And what I'm willing to do to make that happen, forever. Not "just until I lose weight", but forever.

There's a long list of things that I'm not willing to do:
* Write down everything that I eat and keep to a strict calorie limit. I've been there and done that. I get resentful and then I want to binge.

* Obsess over whether I have cheese on a sandwich or guacamole on my burrito. I'd rather do more exercise or lose weight more slowly and eat foods the way that I want them instead of making myself feel deprived over stupid stuff that doesn't matter in the bigger picture.

* Lift weights. I just don't like it, it makes me feel gross, and my shoulders and back hurt afterwards. I've tried it with a hottie trainer, I've tried it with a non-hottie trainer, and I really loathe it. I'll do cardio and I'll do flexibility, but the weight lifting thing just isn't for me.

* Any kind of eating plan that involves cutting out or severely restricting any food group. Fruit, bread, meat...in moderation, they're fine. Again, if I lose weight more slowly, that's fine. (End goal = weight loss that I can live with and maintain.)

I know that several of the above are working really well for buddies of mine and I'm constantly tempted to give them another shot because I want to be successful, too, but they just don't work for me. I'm actually thinking in terms of years to lose 100 pounds and that's so foreign to me. I'm Short Attention Span Girl. I'm the one that drops 60 pounds in six months. It feels so weird but I just know that this is the right path and that - once I can manage to stop bingeing - I'm going to be really happy with the choices I'm making.

I totally blame Gloria for this.


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