For me the key to getting my weight, size and physical fitness to identify and CONSTANTLY remind myself of how I really am weight and size wise and why, so I have developed the Reasons I am Fat list:
1. I overeat trying to placate my emotions with food, do not eat healthy at times, exercise much less than I should, picture in my mind’s eye a much smaller version of me that existed in the 1990’s and do not acknowledge the reality of my actual size
If the list of Reasons I am Fat were any longer I would not be able to memorize it.
To help keep me on track I have developed my My What I Am Doing About It List:
1. I WILL NOT overeat trying to placate my emotions with food, WILL eat healthy more often, WILL exercise more, picture in my mind’s eye the REAL ME AND REMIND MYSELF BY LOOKING IN THE MIRROR AND POSTING PICTURES OF ME SO THAT I WILL acknowledge the reality of my actual size
If the list of My What I Am Doing About It List were any longer I would not be able to memorize it.
I have 2 pictures of my HUGE FAT self posted in my office where I will see those most of the time. I spend most of the waking hours in my office at work every week. Now, that is DEPRESSING! I will be back in a few minutes; I need a Burger King Triple Whopper with cheese! Just kidding!
Looking at myself I realize that I truly am a GROSS FAT GUY (GFG).
The reason I avoid pictures or looking at pictures or simply looking at myself in the mirror is that I am a GFG!
Honestly I never considered that my Wife and family have to look at me as the GFG I have become. I used to picture myself in my mind’s eye as the 1990’s 164 pound Marty.
Mental notes to self:
1. Give Wife and family less grief and be as cooperative as possible, they deserve it; they have to look at the GFG
2. Do not let Wife and family know you are purposely giving them less grief and being as cooperative as possible, since they will take advantage of it…
I WILL KEEP PUSHING FORWARD AND LOSE THE GFG! The 1990’s 164 pound Marty is in there somewhere!