I've also just started reading a book that I absolutely love called "The Beck Diet Solution" by Judith S. Beck. If "how to have your cake and your skinny jeans too" is about how to eat like a thin person and "food triggers" is about finding and fixing the emotional roots to why you emotionally eat, then this book is the third piece to the picture and is all about teaching you how to think like a thin person. How to think about food and how to think about dieting. It is retraining your brain to think differently about food. Some of the examples given in the very beginning I just love. It's about talking back to your self sabotaging thoughts. Here is a great example "When you hear that little voice in your head say 'Oh, just eat it, it won't matter.' You will be able to tell yourself 'Yes, it does matter, I want to be thin, every time I eat something I'm not supposed to, it makes it more likely that I'll give in again in the future, it matters every single time, I'm just trying to fool myself. If I eat it, I'll get a few seconds of pleasure but then I'll feel bad, I can resist this, I want to lose weight much more than I want a few seconds of pleasure." page 18
Talking back to your self sabotaging thoughts is one of the big things she talks about, but you also learn to change your thinking from "I wish I could eat that" to "I'm sure glad I didn't eat that!" What an amazing mental transformation! This book doesn't teach you how to eat but how to think, and that was a big missing piece of the puzzle for me. I'm also just tired of spending every waking moment thinking about weight loss. I need to start thinking about other things, and only think about food at appropriate times like when I'm food planning or hungry. I'm ready to change, and ready to progress. If you are not happy with where you are now or what you are doing then you need to change, and change I am.