Why is it that Mondays have gotten such a bad rap? Isn't this the start of a brand new week? A week where we can erase the blips of Halloween candy and move on to a healthy new week, and a healthy new month?
Plus, you're awesome. You ARE awesome. You are here, you are working to improve yourself, and every single day that you meet your goals, realize how awesome you are.
This isn't an easy journey. For many of us, we have to erase life-long habits, that are ingrained in our psyche.
I am reading the "Beck" book, and something that I just read really stuck with me. (Actually, so many things are sticking with me and I am really enjoying it!) Beck asks if there are any times we resent thin people who "don't have to worry about what they eat". The answer was a resounding YES. The interesting part is that thin people DO worry about what they eat, and they seem to have a great "I'm not hungry" trigger. They eat when they are hungry, and are not obsessed with eating, or eating past the point of satiety. Beck was at a dinner party, watching a group of ten people. Six were "slim", four were overweight. The thin people mostly passed by the hors 'd oeuvres, and ate part of what was on their plates. The overweight people ate the hors 'd oeuvres, everything on their plates, and all four asked for seconds. Beck was watching this thinking, they can't still be hungry, and of course they weren't. They were satisfying a different kind of hunger.
I have been there, and I just do not do that anymore, and I am SO glad. Reading this book is eye opening and really gives reasons why we over-eaters do what we do, and how we can correct it, mentally.
I am reading this book, because I intend on being slim and awesome. I will never go back to my old habits or my old weight. This has been a journey in so many ways, and all of them have been good.
I am not only shedding weight, but the burdens put on me by me with the weight. I am also shedding things in my house that burden me.
I WILL be awesome, and I know you already are.
"The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person" by Judith S. Beck