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Jinxes and Other Superstitions

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I was reading a section on Sparkpeople this morning which suggested that I blog about the non-weight loss changes that I have experienced since being consistent on Sparkpeople these two weeks (as self-motivation). As I thought about blogging on this, I realized that I have a lot of superstitious fears about stating, out loud, some of the changes I've experienced this early on in the program. Some of the fears include:
1. What if what you've been doing the past two weeks is just a fluke, a ghost, or a figment of your imagination?
2. By speaking some of the changes you have felt out loud this early, you will jinx yourself (like stepping on a crack and breaking your mother's back).
3. You're mentally ill... you just THINK that dress is a little bit loser. That couldn't be it, at least not yet.
4. True weight loss is not "real" until 4-6 weeks in.
5. You've started and stopped before... shhh, don't say anything until you are sure this time is the charm.

I never realized until now some of the odd superstitious thoughts we sometimes carry around as eaters in recovery. Are there any odd superstitions you still hold onto?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BABY_GIRL69 1/24/2013 5:04PM

    I'm not superstitious but I know things happen that somehow coincide one with the other....God bless, Dee

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BARBARASDIET 1/24/2013 4:13PM

    Sadly, I am superstitious about odd things.

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JOYSONG50 1/24/2013 4:07PM

    Great blog. #5 is what I tend dwell on.

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