We’ve all heard the following weight loss mantra, am I right?
Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels.
If you’ve joined Weight Watchers more than seven times, as I have, you’ve heard it ad nauseam. So, I decided to see if it worked if I used it religiously, repeating it to myself as often as necessary. Let’s see how that went.
Deliberate between a bagel and cream cheese and Total with a banana. Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels. Nodding resolutely, I grab the cereal box.
Notice a big plate of goodies left over from a meeting at work. The platter includes doughnuts, bagels and fresh fruit. I stare longingly at a pastry. Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels. With a resigned sigh, I grab some pineapple.
Coworkers invite me out to eat, and I happily accept to escape the four walls of my cube. I peruse the menu and glance longingly at the fettucini alfredo entry. Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels. God, I hate losing weight. Screw the salad, I’ll compromise: whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella. And some bread, while I’m at it. Okay, I’ll take another piece.
Jon suggests beef sandwiches from a local hot dog stand. I have food on hand for grilled chicken wraps. Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels. What a crock of crap! I have no idea what it feels like to be skinny, but I’m pretty damn happy right now, thankyouverymuch. Beef sandwiches, it is!
In a nutshell, that particular mantra is not my cup of tea. In fact, I think it does more harm than good. I definitely need an alternative. Or, maybe I just need some positive self-talk, so “Go ahead, you’re always going to be a heifer–you may as well enjoy it” is not the most prevalent dialogue in my head. Any suggestions?
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