So life has gotten crazy and I haven't posted for a week. Things got very stressful at work and I got overwhelmed which led to shutting down and vegging out in the little free time I do have. I want to reflect on this because this is so often what happens to me. I start a new diet or some kind of self improvement project and then "something happens" and it derails all my plans and I fall away from what I want to be doing. This is where I really feel that the "pre-contemplation" idea rears its ugly head in my experience. I don't have the level of commitment that I need.
However, by posting those last two posts I did notice something start to shift. For some reason my cravings for junk food and desire to overeat has dropped off a bit. I think that's because by being honest about why I wasn't wanting to diet I feel like I took a bit of pressure off myself. I took away some of the power of the voice that says, "Everything must change tomorrow and this is your last night at the food party, so eat up!" Instead I gave that another voice, the one that says, "I'm going to eat whatever I want, whenever I want, and you can't stop me (insert foot stamping here)," some space to air out concerns. I need to find a way to address these concerns so that my level of interest in dieting stays high and my level of commitment is somewhat sustainable.