Now that I've introduced myself, I have to ask: how do those of you who are trying to lose/maintain your weight create a happy balance with food? Let me elaborate.
This is one of my biggest issues. I am such an extreme person. It seems that when I'm working out and eating really well, it's either all or nothing. I don't allow myself any "cheats" whatsoever, or I will feel immediate guilt and dwell on it for days. Eating out at restaurants and holidays that involve eating with family or alcohol literally give me anxiety about what there will be for me to eat, or if I have enough self discipline to make a healthy choice. I hate it.
I tend to get into about 6 month cycles of working out regularly, eating super clean, toning up, and getting to where I want to be...only to stop cold turkey because I feel burnt out and tired of living a life that revolves solely around what I eat and my next workout. Any tips on how I can find a good balance? I need to get to a place in my head where it's okay to indulge sometimes, but I don't know how. I'm just too tough on my self.
Okay... now tell me how much of a freak I am and to chill out. I can take it, lol.