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The Entitled Cheater

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sometimes success can actually lead to failure - so if you're like me, this is something you might want to be careful of....

Last Thursday I had a total weight loss of 9 pounds since I began this whole process. Yaaay, me! However, I noticed over the next two days I had a feeling of 'entitlement' to have a little extra here and there. Is this something you do, too?

Fortunately this time, I caught myself and started thinking - 'wait a minute, if I celebrate all my success by indulging, I'm just gonna put that weight right back on and get nowhere, fast!' I've done this several times before and never realized that's what I was doing. So after about a month, I'd wind up going backwards, get discouraged and give up.

Now I'm not saying everyone has MY issues, but if you do - just try to remember, it's a self-defeating outlook to feel like you 'deserve' to cheat. Certainly, once in awhile we all stray from whatever our healthy eating habit/plan is - but that's not what I'm talking about. I mean the internal 'deals' you make with yourself to convince yourself it's ok to cheat...and here's the kicker - you're only cheating yourself!

Well, I'm back on the proverbial wagon. And I'm going to make every effort to be mindful of that kind of negative thinking that gives me 'permission' to screw myself out of a healthier body and a longer life. Now that does call for a 'Yaaay ME!' emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD22956795
    Yes! This is me too! I lost a lot of weight, than I cheated my way fat again. Every time the scale went down, I "rewarded" myself with binging. It's got out of hand, from 1 day a month to 4-6 days of binging! For 2 years I've played those mind games.
    1100 days ago
    It's funny how our thinking can get us into so much trouble! Way to go for being aware and refocusing!
    1975 days ago
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    1975 days ago
    Great blog and a good reminder.
    1975 days ago
    What I have read on SP, it is a great idea to reward yourself with "things," not food. Every time you reach a goal, plan on doing something wonderful. Either get a mani, go to a movie, just about anything when food isn't involved. It is better to write all your goal prizes down to make it an incentive list. Best of luck.
    1975 days ago
    I do this too! Good job catching yourself.
    1975 days ago
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