Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rationalization Creep -- 187 lbs (-42) [22X]



Somehow the phrase "Rationalization Creep" makes me think of a zombie that eats its own brains (not that I feel that way). It also describes my current phase. With each passing week over the last several months, I seem to be rationalizing some new behavior that deters me from reaching my weight-loss goal of 49 lbs (weighing 180 lbs or less) by July 17, 2013. This trend started when I took 2 weeks off of alcohol and allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted it. Then I gave myself a pass in December for the holidays, which was subsequently extended to rebuild my muscles and strength due to a long-term shoulder injury. After that, I decided that seeing how much I could pig out without gaining weight was more fun than losing weight to pursue my original goal. And finally, I decided to suspend the whole thing, believing I could lose the last 5-10 lbs starting a few weeks before July 17.

The amazing thing is, all of these rationalized behaviors have not adding any average weight gain, which provides no incentive whatsoever to change course. Damn, I've just rationalized these rationalizations.

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