Monday, April 29, 2013
Deals with the Devil....a mindless eating habit
If I had to admit the one habit I've gotten into, that is changing today (well, actually I changed it last night), it is that I make these 'deals with the devil' when it comes to portioning out my food at meal time!
Speaking of yogurt... Last night I decided to have a serving of yogurt. I opened up my cupboard for a bowl. I decided to use a small bowl and not have seconds. Since I was not having seconds I also decided to give myself a little extra pinch of sliced almonds in exchange for "being good"! This was the deal with the devil! More almonds, no more yogurt...promise! But still I wondered...could I keep that promise...this time? In the past, especially the last year I'm pretty sure I never have kept that promise, going back for more yogurt and more almonds! I knew full well what I was doing but didn't feel motivated to change it.
Will today be different? Yes. Yes it will.
I had a really interesting weekend, and before that some things had been lining up in a way that haven't helped make me feel good about a number of mindless eating habits I've let slip into my daily life. Taking second, and third, helpings for really no good reason is one of them.
Oh, I could tell you an excuse. The best one is the "reward" excuse. You might know the one....."but I work so hard, I've been so good....and besides, it's healthy food!" Etc...
Last night I got out my small bowl, and yes, I did have an extra pinch of sliced almonds, but I did not go back for seconds. So there! I proved I could do it and I didn't die, and I didn't go hungry! In fact I felt pretty darn good!
I've gotten into a couple of other mindless eating habits that I will write about, but let me start here. Today is a new and beautiful day to begin again.