Sabotaging Thought: Since I’m so ready to start my diet and drop holiday weight, I should be pretty restrictive with my eating to make it happen more quickly.

Response: When has using extreme measures EVER helped me to lose weight and keep it off? I’m going to make this year the year that I learn to find the middle ground between overeating and undereating. The middle ground is the only path that will help me lose weight and maintain that weight loss.