Glad u joined the Pensacola Team. Don't quit. That is all that matters.
I'm reading the BECK DIET SOLUTION, which isn't a "diet" but she teaches how to THINK like a THIN person. (Got a copy from the library.) I recommend it to everyone. (We have a support team here at Sparks.)
BECK Diet Solution WEIGHT LOSS ADVANTAGES:
1. I’ll look better. 2. I’ll be more attractive. 3. I’ll be able to wear a smaller size. 4. I’ll be able to wear nicer clothes. 5. I’ll like what I see in the mirror. 6. I won’t feel so self-conscious. 7. I’ll be healthier. 8. I’ll be able to exercise without discomfort. 9. I’ll live longer. 10. I’ll feel better. 11. I’ll have more energy. 12. I’ll be fitter. 13. I may actually have romance in my life! 14. I’ll like myself more. 15. I’ll feel like I’ve achieved something important. 16. I’ll be MORE CONFIDENT. 17. I’ll have more self-esteem. 18. I’ll be less self-critical. 19. I’ll be more outgoing. 20. I’ll do more things! 21. I won’t have to listen to anyone commenting on what I’m eating. 22. I won’t have anybody bugging me re: my weight. 23. It might help my career. 24. I might make friends in the vicinity. 25. I might get a new love life. 26. My back won’t hurt any more. 27. People won’t make snide comments behind my back.
CRAVING RESISTANCE Cravings are usually more emotional and physiologically intense than hunger. The moment I decide I will ABSOLUTELY NOT EAT cravings will diminish. When I experience a craving my attention gets fixated on food. It is important to remember that the experience of eating goes far beyond the actual time that food is in my mouth - It includes everything that happens afterward: feeling weak, guilty and out of control and gaining weight. In the past when I tried to diet, I gave into cravings, and I felt upset with myself. ---------------------------------------- - I know I don't care at this moment, but pretty soon I'm going to feel really bad that I ate this. When I get on the scale, I'm going to care very much. If I don't learn to resist eating food I'm not suppose to have, I'll never be able to keep off the weight I lose. --------------------- I have to become an expert at resisting all food that I haven't planned to eat. If I want to lose weight and keep it off, I just can't eat what I want unless it is on my plan. ----------------- I am choosing to say NO CHOICE. If I want to lose weight, I have to do what I need to do, not what I feel like doing. --------------------- Successful dieters and maintainers stay successful because they don't eat whatever they want, whenever they want it. They stick to their plans. --------------- It is true that I don't care at this moment. But if I eat this unplanned food, I'm going to care quite a lot in a few minutes. I know I'll feel really bad if I give in now, but I'll feel really terrific in a few minutes if I resist. I need to do something else! 2185 days ago