This revelation has come from many experiences including wisdom words of friends on this site.
Lately, and perhaps longer than I care to admit, I have started noticing how I reward myself. And, sad to say have not made the changes required because I am still sabotaging ME!
Lose weight one week. Ok go ahead and have that cookie this week.
Lose weight TWO weeks in a row. YAHOO; it is time to celebrate and have some really good food. How about a piece of cake for lunch two days, pizza on Friday and yeah go ahead and have that donut on Sunday!
Week three: up 3 pounds or no loss at all and discouragement sets in. and what do you when discouraged? EAT, EAT, EAT – some snacks are healthier but too much is still too much!
Did well and wrote down all that food you ate every day, logged it in and stayed on your calorie range? Yessssiree. Great, let’s celebrate. Just skip today, you will remember and log it all tomorrow.
Second tracking week – well last week went well, got all my days in and posted. (did I remember that I had to beat my brains against the wall trying to remember the third day back – OH NO! so guess what happened?
Third week tracking – ummm, let’s see that was 5 days ago, what did I eat? Breakfast is easy – same unless It is the weekend. And at the end of the week, two days are done and I “START” all over.
Why do I continually do that to myself? What other good habits do I do this with? Guess this should be a goal to track in itself? UT OH! Another goal… more tracking..
Well here is the good thing. I have 4-5 goals a week I track which is how I discovered this slovenly, overeating, bad reward mess about myself.
Am I looking forward to finding out other such horrible habits I have developed or am making. NO. Will I continue to root them out and expose them to the ginormous world so I stop? YES!
Here is my dilemma and what I need help on. How do you reward yourself for losing a pound, how did you break this cycle of celebrating success by breaking the good habits you are trying to learn? Obviously I need some suggestions to find a way to start.
NEED TO STOP FOOD REWARDS.
This is day 1 and I hope to have a plan by day 5.
Thanks & suggest away! PRETTY PLEASE!
Getting back up on the horse and TRYING again!