Over a year ago I decided to stop the dieting nonsense, here's the post where I got started :)
In the past I tried every diet out there to lose weight. I tried to follow the rules perfectly and when I didn't, I felt like a failure and decided to start again. I weighed everyday and let the scale rule my emotions. That mentality is gone. Thank goodness. Now if I try following a specific way of eating it is purely for health reasons. I do it to see if I feel better health-wise, that's it. I do not weigh. Yup, you read that correctly; I DON'T WEIGH! I eat to feel better, not to lose weight. I may try to eliminate gluten or eat more veggies or try vegan eating; but if I eat something that doesn't comply I don't beat myself up about it as I did before. I simply move on and take note of how I feel after eating certain foods.
It took a while to get here but I did it. Sometimes I still think about dieting and trying to lose weight again, but I push those thoughts away quickly. Too many years of deprivation and sadness to go back to that.
Some meals from last week. Didn't do so good with the vegan eating and my body is definitely telling me something. I will keep working on it and hopefully get it figured out.