Wednesday, May 09, 2012
I have discovered something about myself lately: the secret of my success is... smugness.
When I was doing "well" and 99% of my days were "on-plan" I would watch other people eat crappy and think, "You go ahead and enjoy that cookie. Let's see where that gets you" or "Go right on ahead and have another piece of chocolate; I'll stick with my greek yogurt". I would sit and watch them eat all of these "forbidden" foods and temptations and secretly I would think how much healthier than them I was eating and how I was going my body good with the choices I was making.
Then Christmas hit and I was faced with temptation after temptation. I gave in more often than not and more often than not my one treat became two, then three, then... I still lost weight but it slowed waaaaaaaaaaaaay down.
I have basically maintained this pattern of eating for the last five months and as a result the goal line on my weight tracker is quite a bit below my actual weight. Don't get me wrong; I have never gone completely off track and every day I start anew but my attitude of "Well, if I eat this now, I'll just slow things down a little" isn't doing me any good whatsoever. I think it's easy for people with a lot of weight to lose to fall into this trap. Well NO MORE! As of today, I am going back to being the judgmental, smug b!tch. It works for me.