I only had three ladies report in this week on how A BETTER ME is going. I'm not sure if people are busy, gave up, forgot to email me or if they gained and didn't want to report in.
The four of us lost a total of 7.7 lbs. more pounds this week! YEAH!
I've decided I hate weighing in. It doesn't really matter how well I stuck to my plan or not. I always seem to get butterflies in my stomach as I look at the scales. My heart beats a bit faster as I'm waiting for the numbers to stop on the final weight.
Of course I always want to weigh in first thing in the morning, after I've gone to the bathroom, before I eat breakfast and preferably naked.
Now if I weigh in at a meeting place I can't strip down to the buff but I sure get as close as I can. I put my purse down, take off my shoes, sweater or coat. I wear the thinnest clothes I have. Take anything I have out of my pockets.
I've even been known to exhale just so I don't have any extra air inside me.
I know, I'm crazy. But, I also know I'm not alone. I've seen some women doing some crazy things just to get that darn scale to give them a lower number. You know who you are!
Do you ever lean one way or another trying to get that scale to nudge down just a little bit? Ever try standing on one foot?
Why is it that we always try to play games with our self when we diet? Do you ever do that?
Things like thinking "That cherry pie isn't really that bad. After all it is a serving of fruit". Or thinking you did great because you ordered the salad bar when you go out for lunch. Only the salad bar also has fried chicken, tacos, creamy fattening dressing, chips and even desserts.
It's almost like we are our own worst enemies. Trying to talk our self into eating things that are bad for us. Why is that?
This week I would really like us to think about why we are over weight. Yes, I know we love food. But, so do many thin people. They are not over weight. So why are we?
Next Tues when you all check in with me I hope you will share what you have discovered about yourself. About why you feel you are over weight.
Not only that, but also why you feel like you want to lose your extra weight. Why now?
Sometimes it's not easy to dig deep down inside us and figure out why we are over weight. But, once we do we can always work on how to change things so we never mistreat our self again. We can once and for all stop playing the games with our self and finally get this weight off once and for all.
I know I sure want to. I also know you do too. So, together we will work on reaching our goals one day at a time. We WILL do it!