A thought occurred to me today whilst in the midst of a pity party.
Why are external factors not enough to make us lose our weight?
If in my mind I think Heather thinks I am sexier at 160 than 170...why don't I do everything within my power to get and stay at 160? Why is it not motivation enough?
Same thing goes for those of you who say I am losing weight for:
To Start Living Life
To go shopping and not have to cry in the dressing room
To fit into an airplane seat
To look hot in a swimsuit
Why isn't it motivation enough? When we are getting ready to eat cookies and cakes and suck sugar and such...why aren't those things that are the most important things in our lives enough to prevent us from eating?
It should be shouldn't it?
And I know that "we have to do it for ourselves"...but my question is WHY? Don't we love being desired enough? Love our kids enough? Want to fit into that pencil skirt to get that raise enough?
Think of biggest loser and the folks that go home early but still have a chance to win the at-home prize of $100,000. I always think "Hell, for $100,000 I would starve myself for 3 months"...but for some of them...even a great deal of money isn't enough.
I suppose it may have something to do with addiction. But I can't wrap my brain around it.