How refreshing is that to read? "You can have them during your diet." My favorite craving foods are not forbidden! I CAN be smart about my diet and not feel like I'm not good enough for my diet. I could cry.
In fact, I just might do that out of joy. I'm not a horrible mother and wife for wanting to eat what I have a taste for at the time. I just want to cheer. I'm just a little ways through the program book, and I am continually seeking permission to be a human being. Acceptance and the permission and encouragement to be happy.
Total freedom to be human. That's the beauty of it all. I wish all those words were there back in the day when I started this program, but I survived it all anyhow! But such freedom. We can choose when to eat and when not to eat, what to eat, and how much. We get to own it and all the consequences fully. No one else will ever again own any of that for me.
This is wonderful to read!! It's not even permission, it's freedom - and as with everything else, with freedom comes responsibility. Once you recognize that you own this and do not let that ownership scare you.... great things happen. You can achieve more than you realize here if you truly internalize this. The rest is just detail. I'm very happy for you that you see the beauty in taking control, and I wish you lots of good things on your journey - keep sharing and reach out whenever you hit a rough patch.
Waking up to so much support today was inspiring! Since I've started on this adventure, all I can do is dance and makeup songs to praise myself on finding freedom. I will be happier every day, and I will set the example for my little family. Taking care of yourself is key to caring for others. I started trying to lose weight over a decade ago to rediscover myself and motivate my husband to lose the 100 pounds that have been slowly but surely killing him for just as long. When he saw how much happier I became after reading my 1st 50 pages, he said something to me I've been waiting to hear forever. "After the mandatory holiday season at work, I want to start on losing that hundred pounds." So excited! He actually said it! I can't wait to show him the wife that's been hiding right under his nose!