Saturday, November 22, 2008

Mind games and superstitions

The weight loss mind games are difficult. Why does it always seem harder when you get close to a "decade" number or a milestone number? After reading MizFit today ("What the (bleep) do we know?"), I'm thinking that maybe even thinking that thought is leading to some sort of self-sabbotage. Not to be overly dramatic about it. *cough* Not me. ;-)

And then there are the superstitions. Mine seem to center around clothes. Am I finally achieving success because I got rid of the last of all my old clothes last summer? When do I "give up" my loose clothes? Did my buying slightly-too-tight pants to wear for Thanksgiving as a reminder to not overdo things cause me to bob around my halfway point vs. surging down the scale?

I must say, just writing that helped me realize how bizzaro this line of thinking can be! ;-) I have not ruled out the possibility that this is PMS-thinking and can be recognized as such and then gently let go.

What superstitions about weight loss do you have, if any? How do you overcome them?


Juice said...

Hmmm, not sure about the superstitions. But perhaps that it gets harder as you get closer to your goal weight. Does it really get that much harder, or am I just cheating more because I'm happy with what I've already achieved? I don't know the answer to that one yet. I'll let you know when I approach goal!

MizFit said...

thanks for the link love.

and for me it isnt so much weightloss but a few other superstitions (as I near to 40) which I think are holding me back and tripping me up.

all food for thought for me this week.

SeaBreeze said...

The closer you get to your "ideal" weight the harder it is to lose because your body tries to hold onto that precious fat for the long winter and all that jazz.

I find that if I throw away my bigger clothes I feel a sense of panic that maybe I'll need them and cannot afford to buy them again. So, I put them in vaccum packed bags and shove them deep in my closet.