I received this letter from a reader, and was given permission to post it as long as I didn’t reveal a name.
Hey Ko, I just wanted to share this with you since you are blackgirlfit and all lol. I haven’t shared it with anyone else because, I dont know, I think its way too soon to be throwing out there. 4 days ago I woke up and just decided I was gonna do at least a little better. I thought about my “weak” foods, and I decided I wasn’t going have any of them for the whole day (I can only commit to 1 day at a time, Sweet Jesus lol). There are 5 things I said no to and I wrote them on a post it note and stuck it on my computer at eye level: no chocolate, no soda, no cookies, no chips/fries, and no gummy bears (lol sad but true). Thats it, I didn’t say no to anything else, because I don’t really crave other stuff very often, and BABY STEPS! I know me, I can’t jump into anything more restrictive than that this soon. Anyway, suffice it to say I’m halfway through day 4 (no pressure on myself, just making the decision every day). 2 1/2 pounds down! I’m really surprised, considering I’ve not been starving myself at all. Just avoiding the 5 no-nos. Anyway just wanted to share that with ya lol. I’m 41, I don’t want to drop dead out here! ….
My response to her and others reading this is below:
I’m so glad you shared this w/me!!! It really is day to day. Even now, I don’t ‘enjoy’ working out, I don’t completely deprive myself of anything either. But what does happen, is the closer you get to your goals, the more disinterested you become in the excess.
You just have to really stay strong and determined and *never* be too hard on yourself. None of us are perfect!
I’m really rooting for you, and I know you can do this!!
Keep me updated!!!