Not sure they are really considered mental tricks. I don't really watch my calories as what i mostly eat are fruits and veggies with some nuts and seeds thrown in. once a week I may have a piece of 100% grass fed beef or some free range chicken, but with lots of veggies. I eat basically the same thing every week since I eat in the seasons as much as I can. (So I change options when the seasons change).
Exercise is probably where I use more mind games. Mostly i think of being the best and healthiest aunty I could be and a healthy aunty is able to run and play with her 8 month old nephew, go shopping with her 18 year old niece, see her 20 year old nephew graduate, and draw pictures with her 8 year old niece. (also has to have energy to meet her new niece or nephew on the way). Well I can't get to be that healthy aunty sitting on my butt in front of the tv, but a couple extra squats or bicep curls will certainly get me in the right direction.
Maybe it helps every now and then for me to put on my shoes and tell myself, you got them on, you may as well go for a walk.
You are right. I was the one who put myself in this situation. People did not shove food down my throat or drive me to McDonalds or all the other fast food places. No one else put those donuts in my basket either. I did that all to myself, so in order for it to reverse, i have to be the one to do it. However, I can look at those cute faces of my nieces and nephews for inspiration and motivation.
| current weight: 250.0