Model on a Day of Overeating


Today I saw the lowest number on the scale that I have seen in over 5 years. I have lost 18.4 pounds since December, which is slow, but it’s happening.

In the past week I lost 5 pounds on a new diet plan at a local center, that is so low in calories, that even with cheating I lost 5 pounds in 7 days, and their Tanita scale said it was all fat (I work out a lot!).

Unintentional model:
C: Lost 5 pounds in a week on a low calorie diet plan with lots of extra food off the plan
T: This is horrible. This diet center is starving people. They are wrong. I am absurd for being here. I could create a better protocol. Well, I have, but I never follow it. I’m probably damaging myself. I want tasty food. I deserve tasty food. I miss carbs, I miss cheese.
F: Anxious, hungry, rebellious, angry, scared.
A: Eat three fast food meals in one day, including fries and mac and cheese, and one expensive, gourmet cupcake.
R: Slow down my weight loss goals.

Intentional Model:
C: Eat three fast food meals in one day, including fries and mac and cheese, and one expensive, gourmet cupcake.
T: That’s enough. This will be fine if you go back on plan tomorrow. Fast until you are hungry again tomorrow.
F: Committed. Secure.
A: Stop eating, focus on decluttering house and errands
R: Restart commitment

Here is my intentional model for the next weigh-in at this center
C: Weight loss despite cheating on their plan, lots of congratulations
T: It’s great that I know how to modify their plan to prevent hunger, support my exercise plan and still lose weight. I will plan for my treat day to be the day I visit the center.
F: Balanced, curious
A: My treat will not be an all-day free for all in response to urges, but a planned meal out.
R: Continue to lose weight

Maybe I will discontinue with this diet center, but better from a place of self-confidence than panic, correct?