So a link to one of those lame-o “reasons you’re not losing weight” articles popped up in my email today. It listed a bunch of the obvious: fads, extremes, quick fixes, giving up and avoiding change. Oh. OH. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Yeah, that’s me right about now. I’m avoiding the change. A change back to the ways that got me to my goal. It’s really easy, dummy. GET WITH THE PROGRAM! But it’s not an issue WITH my goal or the plan not being realistic or enjoyable. It’s that my brain is stuck in a rut where it thinks I can have a mulligan every freakin’ day. That it is MORE satisfying to eat nachos vs. healthy meals, or that it is perfectly acceptable to bake cookies instead of going to the store to cure a craving. But all cravings don’t NEED to be cured. Attitudes do, though. Committing to my former healthy lifestyle may require more soul searching than I’m even attempting. There’s got to be reasons why I’m reaching for the bad stuff rather than the lean meats, whole grains and veggies I KNOW are good for me (and filling too). So what do you think are the reasons, oh wise ones, or what are your reasons that the chips, chocolate and cookies would make it into your daily plan? What helps you face the fear of change?