I have a million excuses why I gained and/or haven't lost weight. Here are some:
My parents are fat. It's genetic.
I'm nursing. Everyone knows a nursing body won't let go of extra fat!
I'm taking Celexa.
I'm too busy to make time for me.
I just can't eat vegetables...Yuck!
If I lose too much weight my boobs will sag to the floor.
If I lose too much weight I'll have loose skin.
I've had two babies. Of course I have some extra weight.
And while I was pregnant - I'm eating for two!
I'm depressed. Depressed people eat!
My mom has hypothyroidism. I probably do too.
I can't NOT eat, I have blood sugar issues.
I was abused as a child. I keep the extra fat as insulation.
My husband prefers a little meat on his women.
You get the idea. Pretty lame, I know. And although some of the above may make it more difficult for me to lose the weight, none of them really prevent me from doing it.
Let's get real.
My Thought Chain
7 years ago