Ahh I hope you see this anon! The reason why I didn’t answer right away is because I was a bit busy, but nonetheless, I hope this helps you in some kind of way!
Also, whatever I’m about to say to you, goes for myself as well because you’re situation is exactly what I’m going through right now.
Honestly, I know how you feel. I’m going through the same thing right now. It’s hard, it really is.
First off, I think we need sort things out mentally. Like, write down your reasons why you want to lose weight, even the smallest reason, and read it over a few times until those reasons stick with you. Then, come to terms with your weight and accept that your body is your body, and it is beautiful at any weight.
After that, I think it would be safe to sit down and really think about your relationship with food. Why is it unhealthy? Why can’t you stop eating? Is it because of boredom? Or is it just an established habit? Could there be an underlying reason why you turn to food for everything (given that’s what you’re struggling with)? Sit down and think of all these questions. Write down your answers and come terms with it. Once you sort out everything mentally, things will get a lot easier.
Now that you have finished working on yourself mentally, you can start working on the physical aspect, which is eating and exercising.
First is eating. Find something that works for you. Are you a numbers person? If so, try counting calories. For most people, it works. If not, try an unconventional method like portion control. Train yourself to eat slower, enjoy the food, and stop when you’re full. It’s not easy and it’s going to take time, but it’s possible. Are you someone who just eats too much of whatever junk food and can’t handle having something in moderation? Then keep it out of sight from your house. If you’re the type of person to plunge in all at once, then do a major overhaul and throw out whatever temptations there are and start fresh. If you happen to be someone who likes taking it slow, then baby steps are key. Eliminate one new junk food from your diet every week and make it your goal everyday not to eat any junk food. Be creative and open to new ideas! You never know which method will work for you because everybody is different.
As for exercise, I preach the same thing. Find things you love to do. Why? Because you’ll actually do it and it won’t feel like work! You don’t have to be like everyone else. Just because all your friends are doing Insanity doesn’t mean you have to suffer through it too (that is, of course, unless you actually like it)! Just do something simple! Honestly, it doesn’t even need to be fancy or bad ass. A simple bike ride through the park, a leisurely walk through a new hiking path, a few rounds of soccer or basketball, a competitive game of tennis, beating your highest record in jump rope, learning new tricks with your hula hoop, or gliding through the streets on your roller blades! Whatever it is, find something and get out there and play! Make it fun! It doesn’t always have to be hard work as long as you do these often!
As for motivation, read up on stories of weight loss successes. I know that always gets me in the mood to lose some weight. Have a weight loss buddy send you encouraging messages every now and then to keep your spirits up! Watch some weight loss programs while exercising! It’s always nice to see how much people change their life around on those shows. Update your workout playlist constantly so you don’t get bored of it! It’s always nice to have new music to groove to. I know my ears thank me every time I add new music to my iPod! Construct a motivation board and post pictures, quotes, success stories, or anything that you think will motivate you. There are a bunch of ways to keep renewing your slowly dwindling motivation, you just gotta find it!
And you know what I’ve realized? You don’t always have to draw out super detailed plans before you start a weight loss regime. Sometimes all you need to do is plunge in and start! People spend so much time focusing on the plans or ideas that they never get anything done! Don’t be like that and just start. Like now! Go, do it! Run up the stairs or something! Do some jumping jacks! I don’t care what it is, the important thing is to start. Not tomorrow, not later. Now.
I hope you read this anon, and I hope it helped, even just a little bit! Best of luck to you and your journey! Keep me updated!