Monday, June 28, 2010
I want to lose weight in order to:
•control or reduce existing health problems.
•fit into clothes better.
•be more attractive to myself.
•inspire others to do the same.
•relieve some of my moodiness, depression or anxiety.
•be less critical of myself.
On good days my positive motivations keep me going for a while I lose weight, and feel good about myself. However, on bad days when something sets me off, I find I am eating to make me feel better.
This conflict of motivations is the real reason why losing weight has been difficult.
I want to keep eating like I do because:
•I would be too depressed without sweets, chocolate, or snacks.
•since I can't be perfect it feels like there's no point to dieting.
•I just love junk food and the feeling it gives me.
•it feels like I need the reward of food to be happy.
•I don't want anybody or anything to stop me from eating what I want.
•food, or being overweight, excuses me from challenging myself.