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I think about food.. every . day .

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I had a conversation with someone, not to long ago, about how she just didn't want to have to think about food every single day. She knows how to lose weight (been there done that), but once she stopped thinking about food, the weight crept back on. She really wishes she could just not think about food and have it be done.

Good god! Me too!!

But that really is not the case at all.

I think about food every . single . day. Period.

But at least now it's not the 'What am I going to indulge in next" or "what can I eat to make myself feel better" (who knew I was even doing that before??? But I was! Oh yes, I was.) or "omg, I really need to have ______ " because 9 times out of 10, it was garbage I was really needing to "have".

Now it's more like this: "What are we going to eat that is healthy enough for the kids and fast enough so we can get to our next activity" or "Geez, we haven't had that in a while" or "Well, I already overdid it with the salt, I think we are going to go this way for dinner tonight" or the ultimate "I am really close to being in or out of my calorie range for today, and I really want to be on track, so let's skip this and go for that."

See... I still think of food, but it's with a different frame of mind.

Even during the holidays, there is always this little voice in the back of my head calculating the calories of the prior week's "sins". It has become a part of my brain to think that way. Heck, I know for sure how much a slice of bread's calorie count should be for a portion during a meal. Nooooooo...don't worrry.... I'm really not obsessive, it's just that it has become knowledge after tracking food for so darned long!

Don't get me wrong, do I have moments when I don't want to think about food? I sure do! Are there times when I let caution fly to the wind and lower the flood gates? I sure do! Do I sometimes have a blast! I sure do! Do I regret sometimes that I did go out of my "new normal" comfort zone? I sure do!

I would say that 9 times out of 10... I am thinking about food, every minute of the day. It's like guys thinking about sex 90% of the day! LOL OMG I just realized that right here...right now! LMAO!!! Funny stuff...but true!

What I'm trying to say is that you HAVE to think before you do or act or in our case, eat... as with everything in life. This weightloss thing is no different.

Now off I go, to tuck the kids into bed and finish my water so I can get up and pee at 2 a.m. It's like clockwork...I'd miss if it didn't happen, just like tracking my food! LOL emoticon
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  • KANOE10
    Your constant thinking about food has changed to healthy you said what can I make that is healthy and fast for the family., I think about food all day as well. Before I go to a restaurant I have some game plan as to how to eat healthy there. I do cook ahead for meals and lunches which helps. I think this is a good it was mindless eating of anything that got me gaining weight.

    Great blog!
    1906 days ago
  • SWAZY33
    I'm the same way!! I love that you are now always thinking about food with a healthy spin! I'm trying to the same to nourish my needs not my wants!!
    1906 days ago
    I think of the meals I need to prep in a day, then try to forget about it.

    Trouble is we women have to plan food for a week, shop for it, put it away, cook it and serve it it any wonder it's always there lurking in our brains LOL

    I think I'd prefer to think like a man emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1906 days ago
  • LYNNA1968
    I'm with Dalid414, I do the same thing, my breakfast/lunch are already packed. Lol funny
    woman = food
    men = sex
    hmmmm, wonder what's for dinner tomorrow emoticon emoticon
    1907 days ago
  • DALID414
    I think about food all day too! I'll be eating breakfast and I'm thinking about lunch (usually packed the night before), during my morning snack I'm thinking: how much water have I drank. During lunch: how many calories do I have for my afternoon snack and dinner... It's a never ending cycle. BUT IT WORKS!!
    1907 days ago
    I love food...and you're right. Thinking about food as nutritional/healthy/having a purpose changes its image.

    Have fun at 2 a.m.! emoticon
    1907 days ago
    I so understand! I love food! I am a foodie, I love good food, junk food, comfort food, healthy food... and I like to eat. So there it is!
    1907 days ago
  • OJ_2_OK
    Yes i totally agree, i would LOVE to not have to think about food, but I do, and its better for me that I do. However like you said, its with a different mind frame. What do I need to put into my body to sustain it and be healthy. Not what can i snack on next or what will make me feel better, etc. Although I think its not quite as LOUD of a voice now that I've built it into a lifestyle. Which I am thankful for.
    1907 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    Great post! I try to think of it in chunks. Like planning meals once a week. The key word being try!! I still think about food a lot!
    1907 days ago
    Ha Ha! I like your comparison about women thinking about food and men thinking about sex! Truth be
    1907 days ago
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