Patience is Not a Bovine TraitPosted: October 24, 2011
I think the reason why I consistently fail on diets is because I’m inpatient. I firmly believe that if I spend my day eating like a bunny rabbit I should be 10 pounds thinner the next day.. well at least 1 pound less. An ounce…something. It feels like a failure when I eat like a bird and the scale doesn’t move down or heaven forbid moves up!
I have heard all the reasons for why I shouldn’t weight myself each day but I do it anyway….you see, I’m inpatient. I want to know how I’m doing. I need feedback and I need it now. When it’s negative feedback, I get mad, like a Bull with his balls tied. Eventually I get mad enough, I eat a gallon of ice cream which does nothing to help me acheive my weightloss goals.
I am trying to be a bit saner this time and am following my friend Jason’s of 52 Weeks, 52 Pounds ( http://52weeks52pounds.wordpress.com) approach to dieting. I am going to set my goal to one pound a week. WeightWatchers says the average loss is 2 pds a week. I’m thinking if I set the bar low, maybe I’ll achieve it.
Surely I can lose 1 mere pound a week, right?
M O O,
My Inner Bovine