This is a friend inspired post. You know who you are. I'm not going to out you here but I want to thank you for your brutal honesty. I am on the same path you are.
I started a new eating plan on May 1st. It is working for me and I realize that if I am to get this excess weight off and keep it off, I am going to have to live by this plan the rest of my life. To date, I have shed 17 pounds. This week I have hit a plateau. I've been thinking a lot about the lies I have been telling myself for about 15 years. These lies are often advocated by well-meaning people. Once the words are spoken, they roll around in my brain and all of a sudden these lies become good ideas. I feel like I need to recognize them every time they crop up and smash them right in their tracks.
BIG, FAT LIES
- You can have just one bite of that birthday cake. It's not going to kill you.
- It's a holiday. It's a party. It's a funeral. It's a wedding. It's a potluck. It's Tuesday.
- You're almost 60, who are you trying to impress?
- You're a grandma. Grandmas are supposed to be fluffy.
- What difference does it make, you're gonna die anyway.
- Eat the ice cream, life is short.
- You can get back on the wagon tomorrow.
- One little bite is not going to kill you.
- It's no use, you're never going to get this weight off. (This is the worst lie)
- If you eat slowly, your brain will tell you it's full.
- I have to eat in between meals, I'm hypoglycemic. I'm going to die if I don't eat right now.
- It's rude to not eat what is offered to me.
- I have a terrible sugar addiction.
- I overeat on a regular basis.
- I do not want to die fat.
What big fat lies do you tell yourself?