- I gained 4 lbs (we celebrated Christmas yesterday... oops!)
- Rebecca gained 5 lbs
- Crystal lost 0.4 lbs (Way to go, Crystal!)
Today was an open discussion and we talked a lot about our psychology concerning food. I honestly have a ridiculously hard time leaving food on my plate and it also bothers me that my husband always leaves food on his plate. Therefore, I finish my plate AND his! My parents never made us clean our plates growing up, so I really don't know where this comes from. I also talked about how I feel left out if others are eating and I am not. Ironically, just last night, my husband and I were talking on this very subject and he is very bothered when he's full, so he never allows himself to get full. I, on the other hand, have a hard time if I DON'T get full... Why is this?! Then, last but not least, all traditions and social events seem to be centered around food... It wouldn't be Christmas without all the food and goodies, right?
How do we break these ties to food? We really do have power over our thoughts... we just have to really work for it. Rebecca was saying how she was able to "gross herself out" about finishing the food on her son's plate and therefore wasn't tempted. Years ago, when I was actively losing weight, I convinced myself that I wasn't a fat person trying to make healthy choices, I was a healthy person who had no desire to eat unhealthy things. It truly did work for a while.
With that being said, we are going to try to set goals for next year that concern positive food psychology. Until we have trained our brains to make healthy choices, the weight-loss road is next to impossible... take it from one who knows! Let's train ourselves to convince ourselves that being healthy is fun and wonderful!
Rebecca will be doing next week's post, as I will be out of town. Stay tuned and let's gear up for the new year!