I’ve decided to update my Thinking Slimmer post¬† to let you know how I am going with it.¬† I have even give it a category all of its’ own.¬† At the moment, I am not terribly sure how well it is going.¬† It is still early days in the scheme of the programme.¬†¬† The programme states that it takes about three weeks for it to become a new habit.¬† I am ok with that.
How am I doing so far?
In the first few days, I was not sure if the programme was working, or if the fact that I was on the programme was the incentive in itself.¬† Even, by the nature of posting the results, and reviewing the programme, it can have a placebo type effect.¬† That’s what I told myself anyway.
Now getting to the first week in, I am noticing small changes, as the programme tells me.¬† I am making better food choices already.¬† I am not eating so much, and my confidence is improving.¬† There is nothing like keeping on hearing it, to help you believe in yourself.
We should try this on the kids when they are dropping off to sleep.¬† “You will be quiet and respect your mother in the supermarket.”¬† Joking aside, I am feeling much more positive than I did a week ago.¬†¬† Is it coincidence, or is it as a result of the programme?¬† I don’t know, and¬†only time will tell how it works for me.
I have decided not to weigh.¬† I become obsessed with numbers when I step on the scale, and I want to free myself of that particular reason to shake my confidence.¬†¬† I am going to do this differently from how Thinking Slimmer is judging results so far.¬†¬† As a stress eater, taking the stress out of the equation is the best option for me.
I am going to judge my losses and how it works by my clothes and how comfortable I feel, and how positive my outlook becomes.¬†¬†¬† I don’t want to look at the scales and see how many pounds I have dropped.¬† I want to know how good I feel wearing whatever sized clothes I am putting on, and how I feel when I look in the mirror.
Roll on week 2.¬†¬† I began quite sceptical and I have been pleasantly¬†surprised so far.¬†¬†¬† There is still a long way to go, but¬† am positive about it rather than feeling like I am being deprived on a diet 24/7.