I have been working to change my diet for a while now. I've been focusing on changing how I eat, eliminating bad habits by replacing them with new ones. I've been telling myself this is going to be a long process, but I have made great strides in my lifestyle changes this summer.
Last night, out of curiosity, I decided to weigh myself. I did not like the number on the scale. I knew I hadn't been losing weight quickly, as this was not my focus, but I appeared to have gained a couple pounds since my last weigh in a couple weeks ago. The amount was not significant…in fact, looking back at it I know it was mostly water weight. However, I still felt crushed.
I wanted to drive to closest fast food place and order a double bacon cheese burger and sulk.
Instead, I made some tea, read some of the motivational posts on here, and reassured myself that I am doing the right thing for myself by taking it slow and making real, sustainable changes. I'm feeling better and have more energy. I'm accomplishing more in the day and feel better about myself. I went to bed, and woke up in the morning feeling much more successful.
Does anyone else ever react to lack of quick results and want to binge? What do you do in those moments?
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