With my scale not moving as fast as I want it to, negative eating habits and thoughts are creeping back in. I make unhealthy deals with myself, “I can eat ice cream now and I just won’t eat breakfast tomorrow” or “I didn’t work out so no snacks for me all day”. I’ve been super stressed lately, with so much on my plate, and this is how I cope. These “deals” aren’t healthy and really aren’t helpful to my weight loss journey. Having dealt with an eating disorder in college, I don’t want to go back to that place. So, I’m stopping the negative thoughts right here.
My plan for this week is to NOT weight myself until weigh in day on Monday. My life shouldn’t revolve around a scale. It is telling when my 18 month old hops up on the scale every time we’re in the restroom, imitating his mommy. If I do anything right as a parent, it will be teaching Logan how to respect his body. Just maybe I’ll learn how to respect my own body in the process. Maybe I’ll learn to love my body NOW, instead of waiting until I’m 10…15…20lbs lighter. For goodness sake, I’m at an 18lb weight loss and that is not too shabby!
How do you deal with negative thinking?
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