Self sabotage and lessons
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The weight loss has slowed. A lot. But it is still moving in the direction I want it to.
This morning I finally broke a psychological barrier As of today, I am down to 169. I started Keto Dec 3/17 at 186 pounds (nearly an all time high) and lost 9 pounds in December. For January, I lost 7 pounds. February (as it is not quite done yet) I have lost 1 whole pound and I know why.
It was around this stage two years ago (on Ideal Protein) that I caved and went back to my old way of eating. Just as I was able to fit into clothes that had been waaaay too tight, my motivation slips through my fingers like so much sand. What is with that!?!?! Oh yeah, it's my lymbic brain that kicks in and says 'But, but, we're losing weight. We can't have that. You'll starve. You neeeeeed to eat. Go get sumptin!' (wanting to maintain status quo on an instinct level). Tough to crack. Instinct is strong in this one. (insert Lurch sigh here)
Albert Einstein said something to the effect of 'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different outcome'.
Being aware of this is a lot of the battle. My evenings are when I confront my enemy - my lagging willpower. When is your toughest time? What is your lil secret to overcome this?