So as you all know (well if you don’t, you can read my other blog posts to find out) I’ve been on a journey to health! I’ve tried it all y’all, NO JOKE! I just figured since I had researched so much and tried almost everything but kept failing, that I was just always going to be a failure at this and didn’t have enough willpower. ENTER BRIGHTLINE EATING! Ahhhh! (Do you hear angels singing?) 😉 A friend of mine shared about it super brief in our Director group with our company we work for and I was curious since what I was doing what obviously NOT working! I kept TRYING to work out, kept trying to eat good foods and yet I kept failing! So I watched these 3 videos this brain scientist named Susan Pierce Thompson shared, who is the creator/founder of this program.
Let me tell you this….for the FIRST TIME in my entire life of 33 years, I felt like someone FINALLY got ALL of me and all of what I was thinking and struggling with! Every doctor, trainer, book, program I’ve ever tried has NEVER fully hit the nail on the head BUT she did! She actually was at her highest weight, the same I was at my heighest several years ago! She is now happy, thin & free in a body and has kept it off for 11 years! What I loved after the initial fact that she described me and my thinking and addictive behavior to a TEE, was that she is a brain scientist and therefore had study and research upon study and research to share all of this amazing news!
Y’all I thought I knew it all when it came to health/fitness and that I just stunk at it. She shared SO much that I took SO many notes down during her first videos! I learned stuff I never knew before! Stuff like how Leptin is the thing that triggers our brain to know when we are full and when we need to get up and get moving and doing things. For years they wondered why Fat people suffered from those symptoms because the more fat you have, the more leptin you should have so it didn’t make sense until scientists discovered that high insulin/glucose levels (not talking just diabetic high here, but just on average a constant state of being higher than normal because of unhealthy eating) actually HIDES the leptin so your brain can’t see it! Therefore, you are always in a state of wanting to eat and reach for food even when you are not hungry and you always feel like doing nothing!
So I joined her BOOTCAMP and am in week 7 out of 8 and WOW it’s been one amazing journey! I truly believe for the first time in my life, I have found something I can stick with for the rest of my life! It’s essentially a program for food addicts! She helps through her amazing science and research, retrain and rewire our brains and gives us the tools mentally and practically to overcome this! I’m learning a lot of automaticity like planning my meals for the next day, the night before so that I don’t have as many food decisions while hungry. So many other amazing and freeing things she has us do too! I get around 15 video modules weekly discussing various things that have helped me tremendously where now I look at stuff and situations in a whole new light!
At week 6, I was 25.2 lbs lighter WOOHOO! I have A LOT to go but that is a great start! Get this everyone…THAT was even while I was gone for almost a WHOLE week out of state, 4 flights, at my National Convention for my work! I have NEVER EVER EVER been able to travel without going off my eating plan and for the first time I STAYED ON….WHAT! I came back and found I had lost 2 1/2 lbs while traveling!!! HALLELUJAH! 😉
So stay tuned because this journey is far from over! I am on track to hopefully be at goal weight by around March/April of this coming Spring! I am SO excited to get back to my goal weight BUT more important this time around, I will be doing it in such a brain healthy way that I believe I will actually be able to keep it off this time!