I haven’t quite gotten everything in order to really get started on my road to health. I am finding that I am a rebel. I hate being told what to do, even when I am the one doing the telling. If I tell myself I can’t have pop, I want pop even more than before. It is like I am afraid to give up the comfort foods and bad things. Why do I want things that are not good for me? The minute I decide I don’t want something I start craving it all the more. For me this weight loss journey will be a lot about winning the battle that is in my mind.
In the past when I have been eating right and feeling good I can step on the scale and if I see that it is the same or has gone up, all of a sudden I am a big, fat loser. The negative thoughts completely ruin my mood and I give up. I think, “Why bother trying to be good when the scale doesn’t show any progress?”. This will normally drive me to eat something unhealthy and to completely get off track.
I know I need to stop worrying so much about what the scale says from day-to-day and focus more on making small changes that will have lasting results for years ahead. In fact, I think I will put the scale away and stay off it. Maybe then I can focus less on what it might tell me.
My actions steps:
- stop the negative self-talk
- focus on the positive
- put the scale away
- start making small changes each day