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One Thing Perfectly Clear

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I just plain eat too much.

Too much fat, too many calories. And all after 5 p.m.

This isn't really new information to me. I've known it for quite some time. I'm just not sure how to stop it. I tell myself, "just do it". But, its as if my mind just draws the curtains and turns the other way as my body takes over and eats...and eats...and eats.

It seems as if I've tried all the recommendations for ending evening eating, but maybe its time to go back to working my way down that list:

Do some yoga, go for a walk, lift some weights, read a book, find a hobby, drink some water, read an SP article, etc.

I've been practicing self centering myself several times during the day. On breathing in, breathing out, and on bringing my wildly ranging thoughts to an inner focus. I think its time to practice that several times tonight as well. Sit quiet and meditate.

My menu is planned, my cupboards are stocked with healthy foods, and I have the information I need. I, indeed, just need to "do it".

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SORGIN 7/1/2012 12:19AM

    I think you wrote what has been in my head for a while. I got the skills. I just don't use them. Thanks for writing this. It's a reminder to keep it simple and focus on one thing at a time. THANK YOU!

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KATETK 6/28/2012 1:23PM

    Just try getting through ONE night, then tomorrow you can grab strength in trying to make it a chain of TWO nights (but worry about that second night then not now!). The consistency thing really helps me (I pull the same tricks and eat you do, as do many of us...).

Let yourself get kind of obsessed with the building blocks of "just one more day" and it might work. You can do anything for one night... at least that outlook helps for me.

Give it a try and just be "good" tonight even if you are mentally planning how you wont be tomorrow because by tomorrow you can be renewed in strength and try for just one more night then. Only worry about one night at once.
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NUTRON3 6/28/2012 7:45AM

    You will do it!

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