Thursday, February 21, 2013
Okay, been around a few months, doing okay, but...well...a nasty pattern keeps rearing its ugly head and gobbling up the joy.
I'm okay till the late afternoon, maybe even till dinner...no, GREAT until then...but between dinner and bedtime, it's just war. Water doesn't help much, distracting myself only lasts a chunk at a time, and I feel like it shouldn't be this hard. And I'm all done with the "why do I always do this...what is it that I'm trying to feed" discussion with myself. It's time for hardball.
If snacking has for some reason become my "go to" move, some leftover coping mechanism that I no longer need, then this habit has GOT to go! SOOOO, instead of playing more games with myself, I'm going to exercise a bit more good old fashioned discipline.
I'm told it takes 28 days to break an old habit and make a new one, so I'm publicly declaring my commitment to:
1. Plan 2 snacks between home-from-work and bedtime, one before dinner and one after.
2. Reduce my 3 meal calories to allow for this addition.
3. Eat NOTHING extra (=non-meal time) but the 2 snacks, and NO SNACKS other than what is planned.
I have an accountability partner here, a "fellow evening eater", and I'm excited to be finally facing this demon with a plan. I'll report back once a week. Enough is enough is enough.