It wasn't the first time I'd lost weight. Oh heck no! According to a British study, by the time a woman reaches age 70, she’s been on 104 diets and spent a total of 10 years counting calories. A quarter of the women admitted that despite their attempts to lose weight, they didn't lose anything at all, and 41 percent said they felt they were constantly on a diet
I am those women. I’ve trekked up and down the scale between 128 and 300 pounds for the last 30 years, spending a total of five years dieting, 20 years gaining, and four years hanging around some goal weight that seemed like the right scale number at the time.
This last time IS the last time because I approached weight loss differently. I finally understood that if I wanted a permanent change in my body, I had to make a permanent change in my attitude. Head before body.
After keeping the beginnings of this attitude change and last weight loss to myself, I began an online journal of my weight loss in July 2005 after losing about 50 pounds. No one but my doctor and me knew what I weighed and the numbers felt intangible and scary. But I grew tired of that albatross and so I launched Lynn's Weight-Loss Journey, complete with numbers, and immediately I felt lighter. My weight was no longer a secret. It was, and still is, what it is: a number. It's not who I am.
To learn more about my ever changing/morphing/weight-loss, weight-maintenance and body image philosophies, scroll down this page and on the right you'll see links to various blog posts.
You can also find Lynn's Weigh on Facebook. Every day we "discuss" various aspects of weight loss/maintenance and life in general. There's bound to be one or more people there with whom you'll find things in common.
I hope you'll find something useful in my words, perhaps some inspiration or just a kindred spirit. Whatever you take from Lynn's Weigh, I hope it helps you in your own journey.