Originally Posted by kontesanera
I survived countless parties while staying OP since starting this IP journey, but all my carefully crafted plans for Easter were blown out of water. I had no intention of going off plan, but I did. In a big way. I refuse to beat myself for it and today is a new day with a renewed commitment and determination to this program that is working so well for me.
I did learn something that sort of really scared me. Once I gave myself permission to go ahead and have "forbidden" food, I could not stop myself. I kind of overindulged. I realize that I really have to start do to some work on my inner voices, my self control, whatever it is. I am definitely going to go get that book that Lisa quotes in her daily motivation "The Beck diet solution".
Have a great OP day!
kontesanera - I read this and remember some really trying times that I have been through that sound very similar to what you have posted. I have since then purchased the Beck book as well as others to try to get some insight into my behaviors.
All I can say at this point is that I KNOW that having forbidden food sends me on a downward spiral, unable to control my overindulging. It can take me a week or many weeks to get it back under control.
So I am not sure what I am going to do to deal with that in the future when I reach goal but I know, for me, that NOT going off is the key. I have not been cured of obesity, no matter what my weight is. I need to accept that and embrace whatever help I can get in trying to understand it.
A book which has helped me is "Fat Chance, Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Foods, Obesity and Disease". It does not necessarily help with figuring out my mental process, but it is so brutal and frank about what all the things mentioned in the title do to the human body that it almost scares me into compliance.
If I can keep that information in the forefront of my mind, it may make it easier to tackle those tough moments.
Good luck and just hang in there.