My weight loss journey is slow but it’s trending in the right direction! I have lost 12 pounds since I starting becoming uber concious of my body and my intake. It’s exciting that it’s working! I think, like so many people, I don’t really trust those first 10 lbs, maybe it’s just a fluke. Now that it actually seems real I am feeling really happy and proud of my progress. This is mostly because I had it in my head that it was never going to happen.
That being said, this is the time when I fall into that nasty trap of overeating again and watching the scale go up again.
I read in this amazing book (I am seriously in love with Brene Brown) that “we cannot selectively numb emotions. When we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions”.
This was profound to me and it made me wonder…when I have positive feelings about losing weight, maybe they trigger the same urge to numb as “bad” feelings. Therefore I eat to comfort myself and undo all of my hard work and get myself looped back into the diet cycle. I’m not sure it completely made sense but it’s something to ponder.
Bringing this possibility out will help me recognize it if it happens which is the first step toward change, right? As Brene says, once you see a pattern, you can’t unsee it. It’s like when you buy a new car and then you start seeing the same car all over the road 🙂