I just weighed-in. I’m now at 249 lbs. I started, last Monday, at 257 lbs. I’ve lost 8 lbs.
And, my weigh-in almost ruined my future weight loss.
Why? Well, I’ve been following the ‘4 golden rules’ – eating when I’m hungry, eating what I want, eating consciously, and stopping when full – and I’ve been loosing weight. But, some habits die hard. As soon as I saw that number, I was tempted to ‘wait until later’ to eat, so that I could step on the scale and weigh a little less. In the past, if I lost a few pounds, I’d immediately abandon whatever eating plan I’d been following and go into starvation-mode. Fearing that I’d regain the pounds that I had lost, I’d refuse to hydrate myself and I’d go without food for as long as possible. Then, of course, I’d crash-and-burn and fill my stomach with junk foods and soda.
No more. This morning, I weighed in, made a notation, and fixed my breakfast. I don’t care if the scale bounces around a few pounds – My primary goal is to be in control! The weight will drop, as I learn to manage my cravings and eat properly.
Last nights episode was pretty good – but not nearly as good as the first episode. It felt a little ‘forced’. But, I’m sure that there are folks who needed to see it, and I’m sure it helped them. For me, the first episode will always be my favorite. If all goes well, it will be the episode that changed my life!