I’ve fallen and I can get up

I wrote a little bit about this on my Instagram the other day.

Since September I’ve gained 12 pounds….

I have been gradually losing for the last two years, and I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out what is going on. Have my eating habits changed drastically, was it the holidays, is it winter, is it water, is it stress, is it….

And you know what, it’s probably all of the above, but it doesn’t matter what it is… What matters is that I do something about it. So I’m putting it out here to all of you that I’m going to fix it. I’m tired of doing this over and over again. It’s time to reboot and refocus. I started the 21 Day Fix again, and that lasted until birthday parties, Chicago and a Super Bowl party….

This is real life, and I need to get back to making better decisions.

One of my favorite food bloggers (Andie Mitchell) has a cookbook called “Eating in the Middle, ” and this is what I strive for, but struggle with EVERY DAY. I don’t like to restrict myself too much, but if I start to let other food back in too much, it becomes a downward spiral. Food addiction is a real thing, and I wrote about it here.

So I’m taking this week in Wyoming to reboot and refocus, so when I get back, get ready because:

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Food Addiction

Hi, my name is Jill and I’m a food addict.

It took me a very long time to admit that to myself and even realize that it was a thing. The first time I took ownership of that statement, was my first stint on Weight Watchers back in 2007. I realized that it wasn’t only my love of food that made me overweight, but the fact that I couldn’t control myself around food. Put a meal in front of me and just as I was always taught – I’d finish my plate. Whether I was still hungry or not. And bringing home leftovers from a restaurant? Who did that? At a party – why not just sit where the food is and graze all night.

To some of you, you may be thinking that you’ve never heard of food addiction or I’m just labeling myself to justify why I’m overweight.

To you, I say – this struggle is very real.

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Beachbody and Weight Watchers

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with my weight and my relationship with food (as I said in my first post). I’m an emotional eater, I’ve struggled with binge eating and just a lack of knowledge about basic nutrition. I used Weight Watchers to lose 40+ pounds around 2008, and it gradually came back. Not all of it, but the majority.

In November of 2014, I found Beachbody and it helped me jumpstart my weight loss again and transformed the way I approach food through the 21 Day Fix and Shakeology. Over the first few months, I dropped 15 lbs!

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