I have been doing the stop overeating program. I have about 80 pounds to lose and that is my impossible goal for the year. I am down about 13 pounds since January. This month I really wanted to focus on getting past my set point, which is about where I am at right now. I have been sticking to a protocol, intermittent fasting and I tried two 24 hour fasts over the last week. I have a food journal so I can see where I could change it to improve, but I am really struggling with the idea of giving up even more foods like cheese, when I already gave up so much.
Yesterday I was pretty physically hungry. I remember from The Obesity Code that when you are trying to break past your set point, that your body will increase your hunger signals. Which is what I was contributing it to. But I got home last night after having two pretty emotionally stressful days with my kids and preparing for a trip that we are going on tomorrow, and just storm ate. I felt so defeated with my weight loss and I adopted the “screw it” thought. My thoughts were:
I’ve been working so hard and nothing is happening so I might as well take a break.
I’m so tired, I don’t have the energy to keep the focus that I have had all month not to see any success
I must be doing something wrong, I always seem to screw this up. I can’t even do this program right.
I’m going on vacation tomorrow so why bother. I’m just going to gain everything back anyway.
I do not want to go into a trip with this kind of thinking or behavior. Any suggestions on how to turn this around would be awesome!