If it seems like I’m wishy-washy and have no idea what I’m doing, you’re right. I have no money to have an expert tell me exactly what to do. In addition, I have issues with commitment. I know I should at least give something a try for 2 weeks before abandoning it, but I’m also impatient.
I’m back to my original plan: behaviour modification.
Targeted behaviour: Eat too much during celebrations.
Goal: Eat only until comfortable during celebrations 8 out of 10 times.
How: (1) Limit to one plate and one serving of desert. (2) Play with kids right after I eat.
Reward: aerobics tape.
Targeted behaviour: Consume sweets when overwhelmed or stressed.
Goal: Decrease consumption of sweets when overwhelmed or stressed 8 out of 10 times.
How: Replace behaviour with blogging, cleaning house, or going outside with kids when overwhelmed or stressed.
Reward: calorie book
Targeted behaviour: Overeat when with my mom or at my mom’s house.
Goal: Decrease overeating with my mom or at my mom’s house 8 out of 10 times.
How: I don’t know. Therapy?
Reward: rock climbing lessons