Beck Ch 24 Deal with Discouragement
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
After one week, the journey feels easy. Really easy. Almost like a high. Then unexpectedly it gets hard. Really hard. Those nasty cravings set you up for a fall. Panic sets it as you hear yourself whine, It's too hard. It shouldn't be this hard. I can't keep this up. I don't want to work this hard. I'm overwhelmed and I can't keep this up. Bring on the food.
There are hard days AND there are easy days.
When I get discouraged, I need to remember that no matter how hard they feel, the hard days are really few and there are many good days. Hard times will pass and there will be easy days ahead. Deep down, I know I don't want to quit.
The journey is a choice each and every day. I've lost a lot of weight on this journey. I know HOW to be successful.
When I want that food, I need to postpone the decision. Tell myself, NO CHOICE! today. You can have it tomorrow, if you still want it.
ALERT! NEWS FLASH!
Learned something valuable from Kriszta today. I sit for all my planned meals. Never thought about imposing the sit rule to those unplanned bites. I really think that was a missing link. I am good at NO CHOICE, today. Plan to have it tomorrow if you still want it. Sitting for ALL BITES should give me the time call up that helpful response.