I do seem to accept the fact that I lose motivation during that time period.
It starts innocently enough. I had control over my eating for several months. I wasn’t losing weight at a fast rate…but I also wasn’t gaining weight either.
The goodies started arriving fast and furious and I reasoned…what the heck, I’ll just have a taste.
Initially, I was successful with that approach. However, the next day, the same occurrence… I thought I’d just try what I considered to be the BEST treat.
Then the Sugar Monster, that had been dormant, reared its sweet head and came back to life. It kept asking for more sugar.
My brain started to rationalize (telling me ‘rational-lies’) that I can eat some more and then I can just get back on my diet after the holidays.
Ugh! My addiction, my obsession, with food and thinking about food became a constant companion.
No surprise, my old way of thinking about dieting started to surface. The feelings of helpless, hopeless and being overwhelmed that usually accompany dieting were back. I’m so thankful I recognized what was happening!!
I thought about all I had learned when I successfully dieted. How I had made the conscious decision to make dieting easy. I began telling myself that I had not fallen off the wagon! that I AM THE WAGON…sure, stuck in the mud at the moment…but I will absolutely find my motivation and take control of this situation!
So, here it is the week after New Year’s Day and I’ve finally been able to get the motivation to string two days together without any sugar. It feels so good!
I’m feeling the control coming back. No longer do I cave into the call of chocolate chips and peanut butter (eaten directly from the spoon) and I’ve tossed out the remainder of the holiday snacks.
If you’re struggling to find your motivation start thinking about what triggers your overeating or binges. Is it sweets that get your Sugar Monster going? Or are you more of the Salty Monster? Whatever it is, remove the problem foods or snacks from your house. That will be the first step in winning your first couple of days back – after that, it gets easier!
2019 was a very good year from my health perspective and I plan on making 2020 even better.
So, if you’re still struggling with the Sugar Monster…
Time to get PO’d at the Sugar Monster and say, “Enough is enough!!” Find your motivation, pick a diet plan that you’ve previously had success with and get started!
You can do it! I know you can! So, here’s to weighing less on February 1, 2020, than you do today…Cheers!
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P.S. The following is a workbook that I’ve published. It is soon to be the subject of my very first course that I’ll be offering 🙂