I’ve slowed down posting a bit because I was too stressed out. It has been one step forward and two steps back. All along I’ve been too obsess with my weight. If I don’t lose any pounds over two weeks I feel bad. One of the 9 tips I wrote for lose weight successfully was graphing the progress. The main point is to see the big picture and not to worry so much about the small gain. But right now the big picture doesn’t look good, so I need to adjust it.
I found a better graph that will urge me to take actions now and I don’t have to wait for weeks or months to know where I’m heading. I’m getting direct input of how I’m doing now base on a 5 day average. The graph has 2 lines, one for the daily weigh in and one for the 5 days average. You can downloaded it from Jeremy’s blog. It’s a spreadsheet.
In term of habits, I take a lot of actions but never think of it as changing the attitude. One of the difficult thing to do is to love myself even though I’m fat. Have you ever read an article where they suggest that you should send lovely thought to yourself, telling yourself that you’re gorgeous or hunky? Come on, being overly positive won’t help me lose weight! One thing I agree with, is that the voice inside you can help you or prevent you from losing weight. By asking the right question your brain will align with your desire to determine your actions and the outcome.
If you look into a mirror telling yourself you’re fat and ugly. How can you have any energy left to deal with the weight loss? You end up feeling bad and your brain will suggest to eat something so you’ll feel better. If you tell yourself for example, “I look good/OK, but I know I can look better. How can I improve it?” Your brain will suggest something else, taking actions rather than eating more food.