When You Have to Play Mind Games with Yourself
So, I was drawn into a false sense of security while losing the first 10 pounds on my weightless journey. It was easier than I thought it would be and I figured the whole process would be the same.
Turns out, the first 10 pounds isn't the hardest to lose. It's the next 10 pounds.
The reasons for this is 2-fold, at least for me:
1) As much as I like the routine, I can get sick of it. I'm sick of going to the gym. I'm sick of eating Spinach salads. I'm sick of not snacking all the time and counting calories. I'm sick of it. I'm sick of it. I'm sick of it.
2) My body is going into panic mode because it thinks it's losing resources so it's telling my brain that I'm hungry all the time so that I can put back the fat and carbs that my body is used to.
And everything that I used to do to keep myself from snacking isn't working as well as it used to. So now, I have to come up with new mind games to trick myself.
Chewing gum, so far, seems to be working the best. I just wish someone had TOLD me that the process isn't hardest at the beginning. It's after you hit your first milestone,