I have an Obsessive Personality Trait, but I am also an analytical thinker who uses logic over other methods.
There is the very odd occasion that my Obsessive trait causes problems, and it CAN be difficult to overcome it with logic. Mostly my obsessiveness is beneficial, but if on the very odd occasion it has the potential to cause problems, then I make a real concentrated effort to NOT do whatever my obsession is telling me to do.
You say "I am afraid to eat certain things and under eat because of it."
Well, your logic should tell you that THAT kind of practice WILL cause problems - health problems and problems with trying to lose the weight that you are wanting to lose. You WILL slow your metabolism down and make it much harder in the future to lose weight when you need to.
Your logic should tell you that you need to eat a healthy, balanced diet; that you need variety; that you need to eat regularly; Your logic should tell you that cutting out certain foods will cause you to fall off the wagon because you will feel deprived and/or bored.
Your logic should tell you that patience is a virtue; that good things come to those who wait!
The healthy way to go about this journey is with baby steps. It means changing only one or two things to start with, and only when your mind/body has gotten used to those changes to add something else to the mix. Unfortunately, we must all start at the beginning, and work through to the middle before we get to the end. For me it took 16 months to lose the first 50lb. I happily sat there for a year enjoying the new me (and saving for the next lot of clothes I would HAVE to buy :-) before I decided to move on down. The loss was slow, and steady, but paid off in the long run.
Did I obsess about anything with this journey?
YES!! I obsessed about weighing ALL of my food for increased accuracy, and enter it all into the Nutrition Tracker to give me the incentive to carry on, and to ensure that I could tweak my diet as and when needed, to ensure that I met the nutritional goal!
Did I obsess if I ate a lot of ice-cream or had a few sweets, etc.?
NO! BECAUSE I don't do it often and because I actually have always allowed for this in my plan. Generally it is one day in every two weeks that I allow myself to eat these treat foods. Most of the time I eat a bit under my top-end range to accommodate this.
You can do this - you just have to have faith in yourself, and if you are tempted to weigh too often, if it is going to cause you problems, then put the scales away. There are loads of other ways of telling if you are succeeding with this journey. Things like how your clothes fit; the condition of your skin/hair; the quality of your sleep; your overall energy; lower blood pressure and blood sugars if these are problematic; people telling you that you look good (and they do, but often don't realize WHY :-)
| current weight: 151.0