I keep hearing of bacteria that mutate and make themselves immune to antibiotics that had formerly been successful. My fat does that too. I can just get eating figured out then I mutate and I find a whole different way to justify eating the entire content of my pantry and freezer.
So, I keep a notebook. I am not a scrapbooker which drives me crazy, I am ok with journaling, but my fatty notebook is great. I buy any magazine that has women who have lost 1/2 their sizeon the cover. I love to get new ideas. Once gal, Alicia Forde said this:
"When I sit down to a meal I eat my favorite things first - for me, saving the best for last just makes me crave more. I also avoid snacking because I have trouble stopping once I get started."
She lost 152 lbs in 17 months. I think its a great idea.
Another idea comes from Shelley Napier who lost 120 lbs:"
I'm a real planner. I carry around protein bars, because if I don't, my hunger takes over and I end up in line at a bakery. When I'm cooking, I splash Tabasco sauce on everything - the spicy kick makes me eat slower, so I don't consume as much."
I like my fat book, when times get tough, and I don't have any more tricks up my sleeve I look to others who have succeeded and let their ideas pull me along. It only takes one change a day to lose weight and create a healthy life. We don't have to figure it out by ourselves, others can do it for us (the figuring anyway).