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Sabotaging myself..can anyone relate?

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I have a pattern I want to break. I have a great week and have progress then the next week I stink and am not as motivated. I sometimes think to myself "I did so well last week that I don't need to log food today, I can eat that candy, etc."

Is anyone else going through this or has anyone gone through this that was able to stop sabotaging themselves? I could definitely use some advice on how to break the cycle.

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  • JENNA3
    OH yes, I do this too. I get all "I did great last week, but I don't wanna now." I can't even come up with a good excuse anymore. So I've decided what I need is the opposite-an incentive. A reminder of why I'm doing this, why I *want* to do this, and why all the whining in my head doesn't matter. Then an incentive for what I'll get. I'm working up a list of short-term goal incentives. At each short-term goal I'll give myself a reward-not food-that I really want. A new dress, a massage, something like that.
    1843 days ago
    The story of my life!.......I fight everyday to stop that inner voice that tries to bargain with me to make a bad choice!.....Wish I had some words of wisdom,,,,but just being aware that its happening is the first step!....
    1843 days ago
    I made a checklist that included 10 things I wanted to do everyday. Like exercise, drink my water, etc. I check what I get done and then keep a running total of how many days I've done something. (like 12/15 times). This has helped remind me that I need to keep doing certain things everyday.

    I also allow myself to have treats everyday. But depending on the treat it may just be one or two bites of it. Luckily I have a kid and a husband who will happily finish whatever is left of the treat, because I can't stop at two bites if it's still there.

    1843 days ago
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