Hi guys. I'm back. At the beginning of this year I was doing really well, but I got discouraged and gave up. So now I'm almost back where I started and having to do it all over again.
Going to start back on Atkins tomorrow. Not sure my committment to that goal is very strong at present. I need help and encouragement to get there.
I've set a goal of losing only 5 pounds before the end of the year. I know if I get on Atkins again and do it right that those 5 pounds will probably be gone in just a few days. But getting there is the battle. I'm SUCH a terrible carboholic!
Even now thinking about starting Atkins tomorrow I'm tempted to go make a batch of brownies today for 'one last fling'. How terrible is THAT?
There is a scripture in the Bible that says "no one who puts his hand to the plow and looks at the things behind is well suited to the kingdom of God". I guess that scripture would apply to "putting your hand to the plow" in the attempt to diet too. Once you make a committment you should be looking to the things ahead, not to the things you are leaving behind.
So why is it that committing to Atkins feels so much like a sacrifice of all the foods I enjoy and love? It is almost scary. Once I get there I know it isn't hard, it is a joy when the weight starts dropping off again, it is just those first few days that are really hard. Still it is always something I feel I have to really psych myself up for. Any suggestions?