Anybody else out there actually “dieting” while on TGAAD? I am and, I must say, I’m both thrilled and anxious that it seems to be “taking” this time. Let me explain. Countless times (I mean it… I’ve truly lost count) over the last four years or so, I’ve made attempts to either go on a diet, eat more healthily, lose a few pounds, or some such version of that general theme. SOMEtimes, these efforts would actually last a few days… even up to a week on a couple of attempts. But most often, it just didn’t “take” and, by the next day, in a state of failure & dejection, I’d be back to my old, not-so-healthy eating habits.
This time, however, it seems to be taking! And don’t ask me why, because I started this thing seven weeks ago when the Holiday Eating Season was just kicking into high gear. Family members told me I was nuts to start a “diet” right before the holidays; but I was so thrilled that something internally had clicked and it was actually working that I didn’t even WANT to “give myself a break” over the holidays.
Anyway, happy as I am, I foresee some dieting dilemmas on the horizon. My healthy eating and weight loss goals are a SMIDGE incompatible with my TGAAD commitment. If I hit my target weight, I should be several sizes smaller than I am now. Luckily, I think I have a few articles of clothing that I saved from smaller-sized days, but certainly not all of the basics I’d need to get me through the next eight months without a clothing purchase. I have considered hosting a clothing swap (and I still may do so), but I really bring nothing of value to that table (I haven’t even been able to come up with 3 acceptable tops for ThredUp exchanges!)
Now that I’m 10 pounds lighter and (knock wood) going strong on this thing, I’m wondering if any of my fellow TGAAD’ers are in the same boat. Anybody else out there losing weight (or trying to) while participating in TGAAD? If so, I want to know: what are you doing or planning to do to remain true to TGAAD while pursuing your weight-loss goals?