Don’t have much time this morning, but I thought I’d share this:
I wish that losing weight was just about what you eat.
It is also about what you think.
When you cave and give in to temptation, it was some thought that allowed you to do this, that bargained for that piece of cake, that told you it would be OK.
But it wasn’t.
My own problem is ‘bargaining’. My mind tells me things like this:
“You’ve been very good – now you should reward yourself.”
“You can cheat now and then and not gain weight – why not build this in to your diet?”
“It’s a special occasion – enjoy.”
“Life is too short NOT to have a RingDing now and then.”
When I’m tired or stressed these thoughts can catch me with my guard down – and afterword I say to myself: what was I thinking?!?
Understanding how we trick ourselves can go a long way to prevent these lapses, and the above presentation is an encyclopedia of how we trick ourselves – and is a great introduction to the weight-loss mind game.
If you are the type of person who thinks: ‘It’s my thought, so it must be correct”, read this and see just how many ways our minds can lead us astray.