Monday, June 28, 2010

I want to lose weight in order to:
•control or reduce existing health problems.
•fit into clothes better.
•be more attractive to myself.
•inspire others to do the same.
•relieve some of my moodiness, depression or anxiety.
•be less critical of myself.
On good days my positive motivations keep me going for a while I lose weight, and feel good about myself. However, on bad days when something sets me off, I find I am eating to make me feel better.

This conflict of motivations is the real reason why losing weight has been difficult.

I want to keep eating like I do because:
•I would be too depressed without sweets, chocolate, or snacks.
•since I can't be perfect it feels like there's no point to dieting.
•I just love junk food and the feeling it gives me.
•it feels like I need the reward of food to be happy.
•I don't want anybody or anything to stop me from eating what I want.
•food, or being overweight, excuses me from challenging myself.

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  • KARBIE18
    Great to hear from you! Yep! I agree with BPE - one step at a time! And, by the way, you don't have to give up the treats you love completely. You CAN have your cake and eat it too. I promise.
    3971 days ago
  • BPE34477
    The recognition of a need for change is the first step. Then take one day at a time; one goal at a time.
    3972 days ago
    I am trying to name how I feel when I eat just to eat.
    when I look around and see all the house work and I don't want to do it, I feel overwhelmed, I feel ashamed, I feel lazy and unworthy. I feel of little value or use. I have lost interest in starting new projects, I feel indifferent, stuck, defeated. When I eat, I feel rewarded and comforted. Afterward I feel like a loser-I am a failue and am not takiing care of me.
    3972 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/28/2010 4:38:28 PM
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