In the past when I was on a diet I had to follow my eating program faithfully. One little bite of chocolate could ruin everything, make me feel a complete failure and compel me to stop my efforts. After falling off the wagon it was impossible to go back on. That doesn't happen any more. If I slip and fall, I get up, brush myself off and start all over. So far so good.
What troubles me though is that when I fall, I find it impossible to stop until I have rolled down all the way to the bottom of the hill. I know the psychology behind this behavior. When I eat something I shouldn't have, I still feel I have ruined, if not my entire program (as I used to feel in the past) then my efforts for the day. It feels that I have given up too much (my expectation to lose a pound the next few days for instance) for too little in return (too little satisfying food). So in order to do the most out of this bad bargain, I go on eating searching at least for that feeling of satiety, hoping it will outweigh the feeling of loss. (It never does) I know all this. I'm even aware of it as it is happening .A small voice behind my head keeps describing to me what I'm doing and the reason I'm doing it - to no avail. When it starts it's as if I have set in motion an old vinyl record. It won't stop until I have listened to all of it.
Has anybody got the same problem? Has anybody managed to wean himself / herself off the habit?
Time Zone: Greece (+7 hours difference from New York. For example: New York Sun 16:00 - Greece Sun 23:00)
| Pounds lost: 60.0