Ok, what do I really want?
I want to be a normal size; I don't need to be skinny.
I want to wear fun clothes and not pick clothes that just fit.
I want to have energy to do anything I want.
I want to be healthy, and not worry about diabetes.
I want to be proud of myself.
Sadly I have opposing desires.
I want to sit on my couch and watch TV. Or take a nap.
I want to eat and drink whatever I feel like.
Guess who's winning? Depends on the day, really.
I need to remind myself of my goals often.
How badly do I want to lose weight? Again, it depends.
Some days I'm just too tired to care.
I've been reading The Beck Diet Solution, and the first thing I'm instructed to do is to make a list of all the reasons I want to lose weight. A comprehensive list. And read the list at least twice a day. Not just a quick glance, but really read each item, and call to mind why that reason is important. Add to the list as more reasons come to mind. And they will.
I'd totally forgotten to do this over the last few days. Maybe I need to post my list somewhere so I don't forget again.
'Cuz I have a LOT of reasons!
So what do YOU really want? And how badly?
Would a habit like this help you?