What makes it "click"?
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Some things don't work. It makes no sense to beat myself up about not being able to pick up where I left off. I might have been able to do that for a few weeks, but not now. But I'm doing some things right, and that's what I'm focusing on.
I'm not a binge eater, but I'm a mindless eater. When I'm not paying attention (willfully or not), I just bounce back and forth between sweet and salty foods, what "sounds good."
So, today, what I'm doing is going back to basics in terms of planning. Not the whole week. Just today. So for lunch I had one of my favorite cereals with big blueberries on top. For a snack I had a cheese stick. For lunch, I'm having some raw broccoli, Stacy's pita chips, and hummus. I'm not measuring the hummus -- just enough to dip with. And about 4-5 ounces of chicken meat I cooked earlier in the week. And a cup of peaches.
In other words, get used to servings again, but not be draconian about it. You know, compared to what you know is way too much of something for one sitting. Or perhaps eating "portions" way too often.
With exercise, I'm keeping up with ST. My cardio has been intermittent, though never abandoned. For awhile, I'm just going to do "easy runs" because I don't dread those and I like them. Make what I do what I like. Because I know the more I do the more I like.
These are just various strategies I'm trying to get something to "click." I'm encouraged that I keep doing this, as opposed to throwing up my hands, but I want to be more consistent again. Reading Spark for at least 30 minutes a day is also on my agenda, as food for my head.