How to stay on a diet?
Be your own guide to weight loss. Talk to yourself and get to your weight- loss goal.
Me: I don’t know why I’m really heavy. I eat like a bird.
My self: Hah! You certainly do not.
Me: Well, I’m on a diet all the time. That should count for something.
My self: Only if you stick to it long enough to lose excess weight.
Me: I mean, I never eat a whole sleeve of Oreos like Jenna does, or a whole pint of Ben & Jerry’s.
My self: No, but you eat all day long.
Me: And exercise—I certainly do that.
My self: Yes, but only intermittently.
Me: I’ll tell you one thing. I’m not as fat as Yvette. She let herself get big as a house.
My self: You’re on your way.
Me: Diets don’t work.
My self: They work for some people.
Me: They’re the lucky ones
My self: They’re the ones who work hard at it, and figure stuff out.
Me: Like what?
My self: Like: Just exactly why do you spend your days wallowing in food?
Me: That’s the way I get through.
My self: Is that a given, or is there a better way for you, since you don’t like the weight you’re at?
Me: I suppose there is, but for the life of me I can’t stop eating like this.
My self: Wouldn’t you like to know how?
Me: I sure would.
My self: Other women have changed their eating behavior, some even for good— so why can’t you?
Me: I just don’t know how.
My self: Neither did they. But they took the time to sort it out. And they were brave enough to try doing things differently, even though it can be scary.
Me: Are you calling me a coward?
My self: I guess I am.
Me: I hate that.
My self: Then do something about it. You’re smart, you’re creative, you’re caring, and you’re ambitious. So turn all that on this your eating habits.
Me: Why not?
Myself: Why not.