Kelly, I wrote a long,(brialliant
) post in response to you yesterday and when I hit "submit" it disappeared!
At that point, I had run out of time. Basically, I wanted to thank you for being here on this journey with me...for encouraging me at all turns, and for never giving up. I appreciate you! And I'm glad if anything I say can help you. I hope you are doing well this week, friend!
Boots, it's always such a treat when you stop by and comment on my journey. You have such a heart of encouragement, and your input really does help me!
I am doing well this week! I have gotten back on track with my eating, and I have done a lot of processing and thinking about my "issues" with food and my responses to myself in light of them.
Here's something interesting that Dr. McD says in his new book:The biggest mistake dieters make: "Believing the fault is their own. They must stop believing that there is something psychologically wrong with them; that they are obsessive-compulsiveovereaters. There is nothing wrong with the hunger drive. What is really wrong is the food that they are choosing to satisfy their natural cravings."
I read this and I decided that he is right. I am overthinking this and spending too much time and energy on trying to figure it all out. When I am eating correctly and on MWL, it becomes easy to follow and stay on track. When I deviate from MWL, I feel miserable, like a failure, and stuck...psychological or physiological? I believe Dr. McDougall knows what he is talking about, and he has helped so many people overcome their obesity and disease...I'm going to trust that he is right, and just stop spending so much time thinking about all of this! How liberating to just eat the proper food and get on with my life. What a trap it is for me to over examine every craving and internal motivation!
Ok...let's get on with it, then, and git 'er DONE!!!!!
Have a Happy McDougally Day, everyone!!