For more than half my life I struggled with my weight and finding a healthy balance with my eating habits. I lost over 80lbs and have kept it off for 17 years. I adopted the flexible dieting lifestyle about a year ago, and it changed my way of thinking about food. At that time I also started lifting heavier than what I had been for many years. For once, I felt free from the prison I placed myself in surrounding what I ate. I learned that you can enjoy the foods you love in moderation, and saw better results this way than I ever had before.