I was just thinking about how I'm starting my fourth week of the first six on Eat to Live. What will be the differences for the second three weeks? I'm anticipating some barriers and some "facilitators."
1. The temptations may get more difficult, as the rationalizations ("one won't hurt") set in. But I should remember that:
1b. I've already encountered brownies twice and also resisted two parties with lots of junk food around.
1c. I've had wine at least 4 times and still not given in to any temptations.
1d. I can still have brownies and cookies again. Just not always, and just not now.
2. The amount of weight I take off might be disappointing. But:
2b. I've already taken off 14 pounds from where I was a month ago. Even if I took off 1 pound a week for the next three, that's still remarkable.
2c. Weight usually comes off easily in the first week or two and slows down.
3. I might get tired of salads, fruit breakfasts, and such. But:
3b. This has come up repeatedly already. One night with only cooked vegetables left me ready for salad the next day.
3c. Plus, a spinach and arugula salad is very different than a romaine salad.
3d. DH keeps bringing home things I hadn't already had since starting. A couple days ago it was a big pack of kiwis.
3e. I feel incredibly healthy.
3f. I love the example we're setting for our kids.
4. Restaurants continue to be challenging while traveling. However:
4b. I've traveled how many times since starting this? And done fine.
4c. Even if something comes to my table not quite right, I'm still doing okay overall.
4d. I've learned that I can go to a lunch place and get two salads, saving one for dinner.
I keep wondering why I didn't try eating like this long ago.