I’m reflecting on my weight loss journey during the COVID-19 pandemic because it’s important for me to keep rooted in healthy habits. I also want to write out how far I’ve come. It’s easy to move on to the next problem and forget to celebrate progress. The other reason is thinking through next steps. I almost can’t believe I’m at the stage of planning maintenance.
My proudest accomplishment is going 281 days, as of today, without binge eating. That seemed impossible for years, and I gave it my all for much of those years, but I hadn’t yet found a combination of practices that worked for me.
In that 281 days, I have also never knowingly broken the four bright lines, which includes abstaining from sugar and flour. The closest I came was a handful of times going too long between meals, which I tried my hardest to avoid, and was always careful to get right back on track afterward.
In addition, I have gone from 220 lbs in June 2019 to under 152 lbs in March 2020. Most of the weight loss was in the first 6 months, which I discussed here.Continue reading