If you cheat, you are only hurting yourself. It is totally stupid to cheat on a diet. Who do you think you're winning against? Like when your grandma was all indignant about some hoax she believed, so she boycotted KMart. But she didn't even write KMart a letter to let them know she was doing it. Did she really think KMart was going to notice that they no longer got her $20/week? "Uh oh!" they'd say. "We must have pissed off Mrs. Rice! Let's give her a call and find out what we're doing wrong so we can stop doing it and make her happy!" NO. They didn't even notice, and she had to find somewhere else to shop, where the prices were higher.
Don't think about food so much. In theory, dieting should be easier than not dieting, because there are fewer choices, and fewer times of the day to be deciding what to eat. This should free up so much time. I said, THIS SHOULD FREE UP SO MUCH TIME. I cannot believe it--are you ALREADY thinking about what to eat next?
Remember to weigh first thing tomorrow morning, to get a starting weight. And write it in the Diet Journal--there's still plenty of space from the last time you were writing in the Diet Journal. In fact, there's probably no need to write in the Diet Journal this time: just cross off the dates from last time and write in the dates from this time. Saves paper! Saves time!
Think ahead about the times when you are likely to be particularly weak, and make arrangements. Like, when the kids go down for their naps and you would normally break out the contraband--I don't think a vegetable platter is going to fill that void. Or what about after dinner, when you wash out the taste of dinner with something sweet? What're you going to eat THEN, tough girl? FRUIT?
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. What? A thousand miles? Nobody said anything about A THOUSAND MILES!! Let me off! Wait! Let me OFFFFFFF!!!!
I should be eating a dessert the size of my head right now. I'm not hungry for it now, but tomorrow when I'm looking back, I will be KICKING my last-night self for not eating whatever I wanted while I still could.
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