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Self Sabotage

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Why do we (really I mean me!) do? I was on a really good pace last week! I had lost 4 pounds 2 weeks ago. I lost 2 pounds last week. And this week, since Wednesday, I GAINED 4 pounds, of which 2 pounds are from yesterday alone. Why do I do this?

Partly, I think I am rebelling the lack of variety in the plan I am trying. It is far more restrictive then I am used to! I am "supposed" to eat every 3 hours. I am to eat fruit only at breakfast and morning snack. And otherwise it is a veggie (for the carb) and protein. But that is still no excuse.

Yesterday was also a difficult day foodwise. We went to a Bar Mitzvah for the son of a dear friend. But the family is vegan. And the lunch and dinner were both vegan and gluten free. I am trying to stay away from soy but much of the food was soy. My family opted for Subway for lunch. But yesterday was my "cheat day". So today, I am recommitting to losing this weight! I will take it one day at a time. One meal at a time. One bite at a time.

I read on a website yesterday to have a "cheat day" in your plan. The websites "cheat day" is actually a 2 hour window. If you want something, wait until your cheat day. If you still want it, then eat it. This is what I am going to commit to for this week. Not to cheat except next Saturday.

I will try to post daily, but reality is my track record isn't so hot! But my logging of food is good.
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    Great idea. I will join you in the "cheat day" Mine will be on Saturday also and only one meal. I will commit to not cheating all week. Boy now that I wrote that down I have no choice but to try.
    3348 days ago
    I spent a lot of time talking about self sabotage in therapy. I realized I had some very deep concerns about changing. There are pieces of my past that I don't want to lose, but that also don't have a place in my future. When I would begin to change into the person I want to be...that fear would show up (i was not aware of it) and sabotage my progress...It was an internal conflict. Part of me wanted to become my future self. Part of me didn't want to lose my past. Once I REALIZED what these aspects were, I was able to identify the issues and while I am still working on them, I am not self sabotaging my progress. Good luck!!
    3349 days ago
  • FRISKY120276
    I like the theory that if you want something, you should wait until your cheat day! Perhaps then you won't even want it anymore! Awesome thought! Thanks for sharing! :) BTW - You can do this, girl! :)
    3349 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/30/2011 4:27:56 PM
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    Great idea to have a cheat day. We shouldn't feel deprived with that! Thanks.
    3349 days ago
    The idea of taking one thing at a time is great!! It is hard to eat perfect all the time. I like the idea of eating that one thing that you want only on Saturday....knowing you CAN have it that day...I think I will have to steal that idea too!!!
    3349 days ago
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