I think it’s important to take time on a regular basis (daily, weekly, monthly, whatever works) and reflect upon how things are going with my diet. I personally do my reflection every night. It’s a time for me when I review my food selections during the day and make sure that I list at least one good thing that happened with said selections. It’s a great practice for me, because I happen to be the type to think, “Well, I screwed today up. No sense in getting on the scale for a week,” which results in the prompt end of a good attempt at a diet. When I review my day and pick out a few good aspects, I realize that while I might have over eaten, I have still retained some of the values and lessons that I have learned over my many years of dieting.
I think I am going to start listing those good things along with my weight. It’ll be a good reminder in the morning of those things I did well previously, to give me encouragement and to help me strive to work towards achieving those accomplishments again.