Sunday, January 20, 2013
As I am moving down this road to health, I am realizing just how much of my life revolves around habits.
When I watch football, I must snack.
When I sit and read, I like a little snack.
When the kids go to bed, I like a little snack.
When I travel, I like to snack in my hotel room (mostly because I'm bored to death).
I generally eat fairly healthy meals....but its the snacking that kills me. So, these habits have got to go. One at a time, they need to be replaced with something else.
I used to knit.... I'm thinking of taking it up again. I can do that in front of the TV, and while traveling. I think keeping my brain engaged and my fingers moving is a good way to get myself out of bad habits, and in to newer, better ones.
Since the day after Christmas, I've really be watching my habits, and when I go to the pantry to "scrounge" for something to eat. Some things I've learned are a little surprising! There are things that I didn't realize are triggers that are.
I've realized that Pinterest is BAD. If only there was a filter to show "non-food" pins.
When my Dad encourages me to eat healthy....it makes me want to eat badly. Defiance? Rebeling against my parents? (I'm 43 for heaven's sake - get over it!). I think I feel like he would love me more if I was lighter. It's not true, but it's still there and a part of my issue.
Traveling is hard. I'm bored in my hotel room at night, and I want to go get snacks to kill the boredom. I've been logging in here, or trying to work up until bedtime instead. It's hard, because what I WANT to do is eat. My body thinks that is WAY more fun. And maybe it is, but it sure isn't good for my long term plans.
I am going to continue to notice my habits, and work to replace the bad ones with better ones. I am actually fairly surprised at how much I used to eat from habit, and not hunger.
I am breaking the cycle!