My Big Stupid Weight Loss Failure

“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn…” ~Rhett Butler
Unfortunately, this “failure” of mine repeats itself… probably as many times as that quote is used.
It really is the “I don’t give a damn…” attitude.
I’m in the grocery checkout – drooling on the chocolate bars and the “I don’t give a damn…” pops into my brain, I buy it – eat it – get that sick feeling….
Once would be ok.
But – once you dip into the sugar boat? Your brain instantly goes into that addictive mode. Seen it in my kids and myself.
Then – the “give a damn” gets contagious and spreads throughout the day, week, month…. and lo and behold the weight I so diligently took off creeps back on.
But – the thing is – I DO give a damn. I really, really do.
So – what to do?
1. Be aware of how your brain goes down that path…. figure out the trigger and replace it.
2. Always remember who you want to become. Practice visualization techniques – it tricks your brain into going down that path… to that person you want to BE. (sounds like hooey – but it works and it’s a proven psychological trick… Olympic athletes use it)
3. Replace the habit with something else. And – keep doing that. You might find something that works temporarily and need to change it up.
Example – instead of letting my brain follow that “I don’t give a damn…” path – I could stop…. literally stop – maybe even give myself a physical pinch or something….. and say, “food is fuel – let’s use good fuel and keep things running efficiently.” Maybe even simpler, “I DO give a damn – what’s another- better option?”
Does that help?
I’m going to recommend a book here – and it might not even make sense – but it really is a must read. It’ll change everything for you if you take it seriously.
Here it is:
If you fall down the “I don’t give a damn” hole, like me… another thing that might help….
4. Find a partner and have FUN losing the pounds.
This newest workout by the awesome Tony is out and it’s meant for you to do with kids, your hubby, your BFF, or anyone else you choose. Believe me – when you commit to doing something with someone else? All the more power….. and motivation.
Reply and ask about that one.
Your friend – in fitness and health, ~Ginny~ @learnwithginny


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