As I was going in circles trying to figure out why I wasn’t even close to reaching my weight loss goal or actually losing any weight at all, I started developing a persistent thought. How come I never feel hungry? Why am I always full and sometimes miserable? At the time, I started a journal and kept track of when I exercised – 120 push ups on this day, 4 miles on that day, 160 mountain climbers the next, etc. The whole first year of keeping this journal didn’t reveal much in the way of why I was still maintaining my current weight but I still remained persistent.
The journey wasn’t really planned out or purposeful. I was traveling a lot at the time and had access to three hearty meals a day so I was maintaining a lot of weight. Going along with the common misconception, I thought I could just work it off and not worry about what I was consuming.