True confession time.
Last year I chronicled my 30-pound weight-loss journey. It was very difficult, but I was so pleased to be lighter and feeling healthier, and to be able to fit into my clothes.
But, I have to be honest here. I have gained back almost eight pounds. Around four over this past summer, and another four over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
The alarms are going off, and I have to stop this. Right now.
I know how to do it. It's just hard to face the fact that I'm going to be hungry for the next couple of months, and maybe for the rest of my life if I truly want to keep it off permanently.
Okay, that sounds dramatic, but seriously.
To keep this weight off I'm going to have to be a little hungry all the time.
Not just psychological hunger. Real stomach-growling hunger. Even with good fats and protein.
Does anyone else have this problem? Or is hunger just part and parcel of the deal? I know I'll be hungry losing weight, but it seems I'm hungry even in the maintenance phase. Help!?
My bird feeders went unfilled for nearly three weeks, as I was up north and then dealing with bronchitis. My poor little birdies! Talk about going hungry! But now they're singing "happy days are here again," and it seems all is forgiven.
|A mama cardinal top left, and one of the ever-present, cheerful chickadees.|