Thursday, April 30, 2009
It's been 7 months since I started on this lifestyle change. I spent the first three on the Nutrisystem program(October 08-January 09), which was a great help in getting me started. Then I found SP (Jan 09-present) and I've been able to handle things on my own for the past three months. During this time, I have marveled at the changes in behavior I've made and decided that I am going to go over each of these with my daily blogs to reinforce the behaviors toward better success. These are not in the order of importance, just in order they pop into my head as I blog each day.
Conscious eating - Sounds sooooo simple. But I used to eat at various locations. No, not in a picnic, happy sense, but in a "wherever I'm at" sense. At my desk while working. In front of the TV. You get the picture. But now that I eat at the actual dinner table, I am so much more conscious of taste, quality, overall enjoyment of my meals. Not to mention (but I'll do so anyway - smiling) that I can pay attention to portion sizes, pace of eating, etc. I am in the moment and not distracted by other events while putting away huge quantities of food like a piglet. So, hooray for conscious eating.