Well, I have been weighing in every day. It's been helpful in keeping from the "binging tunnel vision" I get. You know, when the only thing I can see is chocolate and all I can think about is how chocolate tastes good. When I can remember how it feels to wake up after a binge and realize that I am not going to make my goals again, I can stay out of "binge mode".
So, I weighed myself and I have lost three pounds. Good for me! However, it is a small potential trap because it triggers the pre-binge thoughts, "Hey, I am AHEAD of my weight loss goal. It's easy to lose weight. Let's eat!"
Again, a deconstruction:
"It's easy to lose weight. Why don't I eat and lose the weight I gain?"
If it is so easy, why is the baby almost three and you still have thirty pounds to lose?
"I deserve a treat! Everyone else gets a treat!"
Is that why obesity is a major health problem in Canada?
"I can handle just a little"
Right now it may feel like you can, but that ALWAYS snowballs into a binge. You may get sleepy tomorrow afternoon, and then - BAM! Your willpower and focus disapears and you binge.
Do you want to write out your weight loss goals AGAIN?
155 pounds by December 25.
A slim, sexy Christmas.
Feeling thin and sexy in the Fall.
Looking good at the baby's third birthday party.
161 by September 1st
158 by October 1st
155 by December 25th
I can do it!!