Last Monday I wrote that I would start another experiment on myself. I was very successful in my first experiment when I eliminated all refined sugar, sugar alcohols, and foods high in natural sugar, however when I did that experiment I was not focusing on weight loss, or inch loss.
This experiment that began last Monday was for the purpose of demonstrating to you just how well the Six Week Body Makeover works, and how much weight you can drop (based on how overweight you are when you begin) in the first 6 weeks.
Well, I have always been honest with you here at Fearless Fat Loss, and I’m not about to lose my credibility with you now, so let me just say that I did pretty much everything last week that is the opposite of the articles I have written on tools (affirmations, how to avoid emotional eating, journaling, etc.) to lose weight! Why did I do this? If you are not a regular reader yet, let me tell you where I’m coming from: I do have an addiction to sugar. Yes, it’s true. I know that I’m not alone in this, since sugar is a highly addictive substance, which creates the same response in the brain as opiates (i.e.: heroine, opium), and it’s a great way to get consumers hooked and coming back for more of whatever food product contains it.
So, you ask, how could I have possibly gotten back into sugar after having such a successful “no sugar” experiment? I could give you excuses galore, but the fact is simply that I allowed myself to eat it again. I don’t know if I will ever be able to moderate myself when it comes to sugar and processed food that contains it (which is most of it), but where it stands today is that when I eat it, I want more and more and more.
Last week I publicly declared that I would follow the Six Week Body Makeover to the letter for 6 weeks to show you how great it is (which it is 😉 ). The fact that I didn’t follow through doesn’t have anything to do with the 6WBMO program, it only has to do with the actions that I chose. If you follow the 6WBMO as it’s written, you will have fabulous results. If instead, you only follow it part way like I did, your results will be disheartening.
I actually did end up losing 1.5 pounds, and my inches increased by 3 quarters of an inch. Does this mean that I am a failure? Well, if you did the same thing that I did, would I call you a failure? Absolutely not! I would say, “hey, it’s a brand new day, pick yourself up, recommit, verify what your true motivation is for changing your eating and exercise habits, and why you want to lose weight; You can do it!” That’s what I would tell you, so why should I tell myself anything different? 😉
If I can bounce back from this past week and continue on, sticking to the Six Week Body Makeover now, then I think that this will be a wonderful example for you to do the same regarding your weight loss goals. How many times have you been excited about losing weight, all geared up to get going on your weight loss plan, full of hope and commitment, only to give in to your old ways a few days later? Well, I hope to show you that just because you fall, it doesn’t mean that it’s all over. Like I mentioned in today’s daily motivation, you’re not a failure as long as you don’t give up on yourself! 🙂
I will be back next Monday with my “real” week one update for you after following the Six Week Body Makeover faithfully. If you would like to keep up with my experiment over the next (full) six weeks, you could subscribe to my RSS feed, or sign up for a F.R.E.E. email subscription (top of page).
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