I'll post the picture later, but the scale read 194.4 (heavy sigh...)
So like Wendy, I'm going back to basics - Hypnosis + diet worked 2 years ago; and while I've tried several hypnosis tune ups over the last 2 years, none stuck with me like the first full session. That's disappointing, but I know the accompanying diet I followed (and followed religiously) worked. The trick is to follow it no matter what! Several consistent days of caloric restriction will result in weight loss. It's true!
And It's hard. And it's worth it!
A great post at Refuse to Regain reminded me that I can't "just a taste, just one sip, just one..."
Be tough, not moderate
This is still one of my favorite rules, and it applies especially to the holiday season. The reason that moderation doesn't work as an eating plan is that we live in such an immoderate food world....our bodies have changed over the past 20 -30 years. We are much less tolerant of the American diet than we used to be, so moderation strategies no longer work for most of us. To be successful longterm, we have to divorce ourselves from the American way of carbing. That takes a tough effort, but eventually leads to an easier relationship with food and with ourselves. Believe me! There is no better time to practice this permanent way of life than during the holidays.
It's a gift.