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Challenges..

Friday, February 22, 2013

So last evening at work I realized what a challenge it is to not snack. Working with patients and their families we get a lot of treats - appreciation for the care they've received, cookies, candy, donuts, muffins, bagels and cream cheese. It nice but it can add up to a lot of mindless munching. The funny thing is a few of those treats I don't crave or miss but they're just there infront of you so you just grab something. Plus I have coworkers that take something for themselves and bring me something. I didn't eat anything - but I was watching others grabbing candy cookies whatevers available knowing I've done the same thing. And its crazy how you want even though its something you normally don't eat. Kind of like the other night when I was frustrated and came home and ate brownies - I ate them because I was frustrated but they were just there (sabotage?) If they weren't there I might have grabbed something else. I guess what I'm getting at is I think that ive done a lot of mindless eating. Also emotional eating.
I hope I can stay on top of the mindless eating and if I don't on occasion I hope I can be excepting of it and not become so frustrated and make even more bad choices!
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AMYC2013 2/22/2013 7:18PM

    I know the temptation! Congratulations for passing on the goodies and be kind to yourself when you don't.

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MPLSKEN 2/22/2013 4:39PM

    One big thing I learned from tracking all of the food I eat is that some stuff just isn't worth eating. And, as you kind of alluded to, a lot of the mindless eating we do is with stuff that we really aren't even craving or enjoying 100%. That's the stuff I really try to omit altogether. A birthday party is a great example. I love ice cream; but cake, not so much. So, I'll just pass on the cake altogether. It's just not worth it to me. I might enjoy it a little, but I'm not going to get a good return on the calorie investment. Others might try to pressure you into having a little since it's someone's birthday or whatever. But, a year from now no one is going to care that you passed on the cake/etc. It's all a culmination of thousands of little choices.
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