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a b c = not sure at all!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I read somewhere on here (SP) about trying to look at behaviours using an a b c method - to see what causes what behaviour to happen and what are the consequences.

a) Today I left work at midday - ate an apple. Was feeling slim - my trousers felt loose - so thought I'd stop off at the chemist (pharmacy) and step on the weight machine. I was dead on 9 stone (126lbs) (dressed and wearing boots mind) - which surprised me - then I thought 'I've been 9 stone for some time now - so reckon it's 'maintenance' point for me'.

b) Next thing I know, I'm buying a vegan chilli pasty (veggies and red beans wrapped in a pastry pocket - quite large!) and feeding myself something tasty, hot and comforting. Granted it WAS lunchtime - but I had planned to have a juice when I got home......... getting home takes about an hour.

c) I enjoyed the pasty. Walking home from the bus I bought a Mars Bar - put it in the ice-box for a quarter of an hour, then enjoyed that with a mug of tea. Tracked - and not overly bad.

I'm not sure what I learned from that 'abc'?

I think that, for me, there was a strong possibility that I was using food to console myself, to comfort and reward myself. It is possible that I do this behaviour to try to self-sabotage myself, like a 'punishment'.

I'm not sure at all?!

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DESERTJULZ 4/19/2013 2:35PM

    Or maybe it was just the simple fact that the apple was not enough to fuel your walk?

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    If you get it figured out, let me know! I do something similar after getting to a goal weight and feel great about it. Sabotage? Or feeling like I can finally have things I've missed? Reward? I'm not sure. The abc tactic is interesting. I just wish I could help you!

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