While on this journey, I have had to amend a few things, take on new things, handle obstacles and numerous other things, but those things didn't stop me. There were several times when they could have. There were times when I could have given up and said it wasn't worth it, but I know this is worth it.
You will often hear people saying losing weight isn't a diet, it's a lifestyle changed -- they are correct. I have had to find what works for me on this journey and make the necessary changes. Yes, I wish I could eat cake and ice cream all day and never gain a pound, but I know that will never happen. I wish I could eat cheeseburgers and french fries all day and never gain a pound, but I know that will definitely not happen. Therefore, I have to find what works for me. Having a cheeseburger here and there won't hurt me. Having a piece of cake and some ice cream once in a while won't hurt me, it's having these items in excess that will.
There are certain things that I am still trying to find that works for me but that is the interesting part of this journey. I have to try things before I know if they will work for me. I have to enjoy new things, open myself up to new things and embrace those new things because one (or better yet, a few) of those new things (aren't you tired of me saying "new things") will change my life for the better, I just have to find what ultimately works for me.