Hmmm maybe it really was all that chinese- my husband says I am WAY too hard on myself. He says I barely touched anything all weekend (though why do I lately just feel like such a heifer?) and he’s sure it’s sodium and nothing else. He was like you’ve gone down a pant size AND TWO shirt sizes (I started at XL and am now down to M), lighten up on yourself! In a way he’s right- I need to lighten up in terms of not being so hard on myself- maybe I stress myself out so much about weight loss that I’m hindering my results?
So yesterday my second book came in, Conquer Your Food Addiction : The Ehrlich 8-Step Program for Permanent Weight Loss by Caryl Ehrlich. So far I’m already liking it a MILLION times more than the first book because it talks about how addictive behaviors are learned and so on- I’m only a few pages in. but so far it looks promising. It talks about how over-eating is something learned. How we learn these bad habits and then how we can get rid of them. She has many quotes and I’m paraphrasing but one thing she said was “to obtain what you never had, you must do what you have never done.”
WOW- that hit me like a freaking truck- I literally stopped and kept reading that quote OVER and over! To obtain- okay to get- what I’ve never had- yeah being thin- then I must do what I haven’t done before- okay that would be stick to the healthier eating AND working out, okay got it. Okay so to get thin I have to exercise and eat right!
I know it’s like DUH- but really for some reason that quote just screamed at me lol.
So today’s agenda- stop being so hard on myself and continue to do my best and RELAX!