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Self Control... More complicated than I thought

Friday, December 18, 2015

So yes... It really is about self control.
But why is that so much more difficult on some days than others?
I have a theory....
I notice that every time I start to lose weight it seems pretty easy. Fairly simple.
Until I have lost about 5 pounds....
My body begins to rebel. Almost as if it is terrified that we are "withering away" and "won't make it through the Winter unless we store some more fat!"
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Well... I am NOT a squirrel.
I have to figure out a way to maintain my control when my body and mind are so out of sync... My body is just one huge craving for food. My mind tries to "not eat" It almost always loses.
My body will only stop craving once I have gained a few more pounds. then it feels safe again.
But I'm not OK with that.
So... This is my plan...
When I hit that point this time I will have my mind send positive soothing messages to my body such as:
"I promise we will be OK through the Winter even with a little less weight on our bones."
"I promise I will give you what you need to thrive."
"I promise I will not allow you to starve."
"I will take care of you. Trust me."
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Trying to stay centered and focused will not be easy, but figuring it out is half the battle.
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