I saw a variation on this message yesterday on Facebook and took it as a sign -- especially the part about "You're going to try new techniques and they're not going to work."
Because the new technique I've been trying the past month or so hasn't been working for me. I did OK the first couple weeks but then everything slowed and stopped.
I have no idea who wrote this -- all I know is that I needed to read it.
This quote allowed me to email the publicist and tell her I was dropping out of the test. She was super nice about it.
The book, which comes out next month, is great and I highly recommend it (not sure I can tell you what it is yet) but my warped diet mentality goes back so many decades that I felt my inner rebel throwing monkey wrenches left and right and the craziness welling up again.
Don't get me wrong -- I still weigh out portions and journal my food, but I'm back to following the principles of Robert Ferguson's Diet Free Life. It's not a diet -- hence the name. It's all about eating every three hours or so, making protein the cornerstone of your meals, keeping snacks between 100 to 200 calories and portion control.
This time around I thought I'd do something really novel -- I'm reading all the literature instead of just diving in half cocked. I'm making sure I'm putting together balanced meals with the right portion size and the right mix of carbs, fat and protein.
My head feels lighter already. That's step 1.