'I don't want to get up during class to go to the bathroom. I am so self-conscious that I think everyone will be staring at my big butt as I stand up and walk all the way to the door. So, it's easier to just hold it and drink less.'
'It's been so tough lately. Everything has taken so much out of me, I don't have the energy to exercise. I eat to make myself feel better. Now, I feel like I'm gonna puke everytime I try to do the workouts I was doing just a couple months ago.'
'I needed comfort. So I sat infront of the TV with a gallon of ice cream.'
'I'm a stress eater. I don't want to have the health issues that I see my mother going through. Something has to change.'
'I had a baby. I thought I could eat anything I wanted.'
I worked in the morning. Then went home, where I had hard things to do. I'm not going to have anything pleasant for the rest of the day. So I stopped at the store and picked up a donut to have with my coffee, ice cream to have with television at night, or cookies for after lunch. That gave me something to look forward to. When I felt particularly stressed, I went out and got crunchy potato chips. After living in sweatpants for 2 months, I can't get dressed because nothing fits me any more.
Its common. Life is challenging. Food tastes good, is easy and available, convient, and fast. But then it catches up.
The time comes when we need to make the hard choices and go back to doing what made us feel strong and healthy.
Here we go!