Posting an email exchange from today...
My biggest problem is persuading myself that I don't have to do something.
Like I'll eat an extra serving
of spaghetti and saying it's just because I need some extra comfort food,
I had a hard day. Or with exercise I think, I'm super tired today, I'll do it
tomorrow; one day won't hurt. I'm so good at persuading myself I can stop
or quit, and I have such a hard time persuading myself that I should keep
up my willpower. And then I get completely off track.
And another problem is, I'm too good at not beating myself up about it. Is there
anything I can
do to build up my resolve? Thanks, A."
And my response:
It sounds like you don't have a compelling reason to actually change.
That you are ok with who you are, that you've gotten to a point that you
can live with the results, your weight, your lifestyle. Does this ring
true? If not, what will help you make the decision that these habits are
intolerable, and you must change now? When will you choose to gather the info, the
tools, and most importantly, make the decision that you will live your