I saw an extremely unflattering series of photos of me from a family event this weekend. I was wearing a top of a stretchy material that looked okay to me in the mirror but looked clingy and revealing in the photo and seemed to show the outline of a very over full belly (I overdid it at the party where the pic was taken).
I had the impulse to run back to Weight Watchers or crash diet so the next photo would be better. Sure, I can talk about lighting, etc., but the truth is that I know my weight is up and the photo reflected that.
I have bee re-listening to The Willpower Instinct and am surprised at how much overlap there is with Intuitive Eating. Rather than abandoning willpower, IE actually would seem to be set up to optimize it (blog post coming soon). I have trouble staying present with my food decisions in some situations, like that party. I need to work on that, not throw myself into another short-term solution that probably will just backfire.