Delicious Diary Entry
"A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"
My name is Ms.Delicious Diary and my job is to see how my clients are really doing when it comes to their weight loss journey. My favorite clients are Super Size-It Sally and Low-Calorie Lucy, along with their close knit group of friends. They all have their own way of dealing with their issues, and the funniest nicknames to prove it as you will see as you read their diary entries each week. I hold the key to the diary in this special little green bag. My fingers are itching to unlock the diary and see their weight loss or gain, and check their delicious food entries.
Dear Diary: My Coaching Session!
Super Size-It Sally:
Mary Mac & Cheese arrived at our coaching session dragging her bag of cheese behind her. She said it was her way of making a statement, she wanted to make it public that she was giving up her love of cheese for life. I'm thinking to myself - haven't we heard this sob story before? If I remember right she gave it up before for all of one week. Our coach told her then not to give it up completely, but try cutting back on it instead. But she is a all or nothing kind of girl. Our coach told her it sets her up for failure and makes it almost impossible to do long term.
When I heard what the coach said about all or nothing thinking, it rang true for me. I use to be that way and paid a hefty price for it. I was over weight and miserable and just couldn't seem to get it together. My coach helped me to see that I was hurting myself with that kind of thinking because you don't allow for any wiggle room. It's another way of saying you have to be perfect and that's not possible. She encouraged me to keep trying to do a little better than the day before. Doing that would mean I was always trying to improve but not trying to be perfect and that should be good enough.
Lifestyle change of the week!
We all have a food we love and might even feel out of control when eating it. But it doesn't mean we have to give it up completely. Try cutting back by making it harder to get. If you have to go to the store every time you want it, you won't eat it nearly as much. Or buy in pre-portion sizes, even try keeping it in a frozen state so you have to thaw before eating. That delayed gratification just might be all the time you need to think again and maybe even change your mind. These are just a few tricks of the trade that work!
"Sometimes you can trick yourself out of a treat."