Monday, August 9, 2010
What Am I Thinking?
“One week down, fifty-one weeks remaining” To be honest this was the first thought that came to my head this morning; however the more I think about it, the more I realize how skewed this mindset is. It’s as if I am counting down to the day in which I can resume my “normal” eating habits. (Despite the fact that I keep telling myself that everything will be different once I have lost the weight) But I was at 210 pounds before. Have I learned something new since then that tells me living at 290 pounds is not OK? Well… it is true that knowing something and living through something is a world of difference, but do I seriously think that the sluggishness that I feel at 290 pounds will forever be in the forefront of my mind; continually reminding me that I shouldn’t eat my entire Claim Jumpers plate? No, I don’t think so. Rather I think that my frugal side would come into play and tell me that if I don’t eat it, it would be a waste of money and food. If I know anything about myself it is this: if there is a loophole letting me get away with something, I’ll find it. Wow, that’s a vulnerable statement; not sure how I feel about posting that. In any case, I must start transforming the way I think. How, you may say. I’m not exactly sure, but I picked up a pretty interesting book a couple of months ago and I think it may be the right time to open it up. It’s titled The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom by Dr Phil. Stay tuned and I’ll fill you in on the nuggets that I learn along the way.