Ok, I have been reading through a few of these to check up on peoples progress, and I thought I would start one of my own because i've come to a few realisations about why I used to eat what and how much I used to eat....
Realisation 1... I would buy things out of impulse at the shop. It sounded good, I didn't feel like it then and there but it sounded so yummy, bought it and took it home. A few days later, I would look at it and think either 1 of 2 things "if i dont eat it now, someone else will, and i bought it!"... or the second "if i don't eat it, i just wasted my money and it will go off".... I've realised this because a few weeks ago I bought a caramel slice mix... and it's been sitting on the bench ever since (sometimes i just dont bother putting my shopping in the cupboard, i know i know my kitchen looks like a cyclone went through it).. and I looked at it last night and thought "wow i sure did waste my money buying that now.. maybe i should make it and just have little bits at a time or take it to work and send it around for my work mates to eat.." but I knew that wouldn't happen. I'd end up gobbling it.
Realisation 2... I think i used to think "if i don't buy this and eat it now, its going to disappear forever".... I used to think I couldn't handle not having this item of food ever again... But I never stopped to think... its not going to disappear. Just because I don't leave the shop with it, doesn't mean its being taken off the market never to be bought again!
I think now that i've battled these two demons... I feel a little more confident i'll be able to resist these things. I realise now that I have to get used to not having them. Not because i'm never going to have them again, because I know i'll have them some time or another. But it doesn't matter when. It doesn't matter if its 6months down the track, i'll have these again, and they'll taste SO much better after not having them for ages. And that way, they're a treat. And then when I do treat myself to these things my mindset will be "see, i told myself i'd have them again, and because i promised myself i'd have them, i can do it again. i'm not going to gobble 6 of them, because i'm going to have them again".
SW: 139.3kg - 01/01/2012
CW: 136.8kg - 08/01/2012