December 5, 2012 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: I’m too stressed right now to work on healthy eating.

Response: Even during times of stress, I brush my teeth, put on my seatbelt, take care of my kids, etc. Since I don’t let stress be an excuse to stop doing these things, I also can’t let it be an excuse to stop practicing my dieting skills.

December 4, 2012 – Tuesday Reality Check

A cookie has the same number of calories regardless of what day of the year it is, how you’re feeling, what everyone around you is eating, how many other cookies you’ve passed up that day, if no one is watching you eat it, it's free, etc.

December 3, 2012 – Monday Motivation

There is a big difference between things that are really hard and things that are impossible. If you feel daunted by the prospect of losing and maintaining weight, remind yourself that it is a matter of learning and practicing (over and over again) necessary skills, not an impossible feat. Telling yourself it’s impossible is an excuse to give up. Telling yourself it’s hard but worth working on is a motivation to keep moving forward.