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Friday, January 06, 2012


With the addition of green smoothies to our diets, I have all this energy and I've found a super workable system of getting everything I need to do, done, daily! Amazing it has taken this long to feel like a productive, un-overwhelmed, non-stressed human.

But here's the thing. When I'm doing admin type work - papers, bookkeeping, promotion, phone calls, etc.... I can stay on track and not eat while I'm doing so.

But when I go to my scheduled hour or more writing period, I'm up every 30 seconds to shove something in my mouth. And as I'm tracking it, I'm using up my allotment before dinner....

Last night I had no dinner because I'd eaten everything by 4pm. Waaa, poor me. Oh, I survived....but still....

It reminds me of when I was a smoker. A million years ago. When I was writing, I'd always light up. Sometimes I'd end up with two cigarettes burning at once. Just a mindless body/mouth motion triggered by the hyper writing state.... I'm restless when I'm writing...moving around...thinking....nervous..
.juggling things in my brain...

I'm thinking that a solution may be to have a "writer" snack drawer or big ziplock bag in the carrots, etc... non fat super low calorie stuff that I can cram into my mouth until the cows come home...

I started writing this morning and saw myself get up and go to the fridge. I managed to distract myself by setting kitchen cleanup goals instead - did all the dishes, wiped the counters, etc, and then I quickly moved onto 15 minutes working on papers on my desk - mailing stuff, sorting payroll.....It did distract me from eating, but I didn't get any writing done....


I don't have a big snack bag at the moment to work from, so I'm going to try to sit and write again, this time with a huge glass of water next to me.

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    Maybe you could try telling yourself that you WILL sit and write for 15 min increments then after the first increment you will wipe down the cabinet, write 15 and have 100 cal snack, write 15 and take a bathroom break w/stretch, write 15 and put away the dishes to finish up with a a mint or gum... On another day write 30 and have a good 250 cal snack then write some more. You get the pic. You already KNOW what to do, now its a matter of sticking to it. You have a great history of success and this will be the next one you manage to pull through. emoticon
    2237 days ago
    I really like your idea of the writing snack drawer. Also maybe chewing gum or drinking water (or water with lemon, or tea, or seltzer, etc.) would help?
    2237 days ago
  • KIMPY225
    Could you have some healthier snacks with lower calories maybe so you don't fill up before dinner? Carrots or celery maybe?

    Sometimes when I want to keep snacking, I just have some water instead!

    Good luck!
    2237 days ago
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