The Next Choice in Becoming
Thursday, March 21, 2013
This year’s goals are mostly on track except for calorie consumption. Then a few days ago I decided not to graze in the evening. It has helped me meet my nutrition goal for the last few days.
I think giving up grazing is doable because a few years ago, I gave up snacking at the office. It was that simple. I just decided that habit didn’t belong to the person I am becoming. Timing matters, I think. Now, I’m ready for the next step in my becoming me.
Not grazing during the week, as not snacking at the office is easier because the week days have a structure that is not part of the weekend. I see different people and do different activities on the weekend. Nonetheless, no grazing is a habit I’ll need to carry all the time to get to my goal weight which is just ten pounds away.
As this is my first weekend with this new identity, I’ll need tactics that keep me acting like a person that doesn’t graze. I usually avoiding setting a negative goal, but saying ‘no grazing’ is the quickest way to describe my new habit. Usually when we focus on not doing something, it is all we think about. It is best to focus on the new activity that will replace the one we want to shed.
This weekend, I will challenge myself to remember who I am becoming.
Here are my tactics to avoid grazing--I will wear a ring that is shaped like a knot that will remind me of the following:
1) I eat only when hungry and I stop when I’m full.
2) I sit down to have a meal.
3) I distinguish between hunger and cravings.
4) I find alternate ways to address my cravings instead of eating
5) I have everything I need within me to accomplish this goal.
Results: not bad. I went to my mom's and only ate 1.5 servings of 1 item in her goodie-laden shelves. After dinner out, I didn't feel the impulse to have something sweet on getting home. I minded the fullness and moved on. yay me!