I have this problem all the time, just "not caring" at the moment when I am making a choice to eat. Beck has a response, "you'll care later", but somehow that doesn't always get my attention.
I have been struggling a lot lately, keeping on gaining and losing the same two pounds.
One thing that almost always gets results for me is when I track my food the night before. (Then why don't I do it now!? I don't know...???)
One aspect where I sometimes am able to do the "right" thing is the issue of spiraling down after that initial slip. I am often able to stop. There is some kind of mental thing we do, feeling guilty or some other "useless" response, that makes us keep eating and making it worse.
I recently got into trouble with the halloween candy. For a few days in a row, I was taking six to ten little candy bars and eating them! It was not helping!!! So I finally put all the candy into a cardboard box and taped it shut! It is staying closed until Halloween.
One more idea, about the muffins. I wonder if you were thinking that you would not be allowed to have a muffin in the days to come. Maybe you were making them for other people. And then once you slipped, you decided to get all the muffins you could want. But maybe there is a way to "plan one muffin" for each of the next three days. Set yours aside so no one will take them! (I might be way off, but it came to mind.)
Edited by: JUDI_CUTIE at: 10/27/2012 (11:52)
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