Current Weight: 226.8 lbs. Weight Lost: 12.2 lbs. Weight left to lose: 86.8 lbs.
I love cooking and baking. I love cooking for people. I love restaurants. I love FOOD. I once thought that permanent weight-loss and this love of food were incompatible. But the food isn't the enemy. Doughnuts are not inherently evil. My lack of control is what I have to vanquish. I am certainly an emotional eater. My exercise regimen has helped keep me in check when I have gone off the rails.
I hate the word "foodie" but for lack of a better term I guess that is what I would be called. Being a foodie who can lose almost 100 pounds and not be miserable the whole time will be a major coup. Learning to cook basic but wholesome meals will always help with weight related issues because we become less reliant on processed convenience foods, fast-food, and take-out. And that has other benefits because home-cooked whole food meals are more nutritious and if done right, much cheaper.
Now, how can I maintain this love of food, keep cooking good meals and curb my emotional eating at the same time? That will be the true long-term challenge. That task will require a lot of introspection.
I hope you had a good holiday dear readers. Happy and healthy eating to all of you.