Sunday, April 14, 2013
The last couple of days I've been busy doing nothing - some time off work and just generally being able to do what I want, when I want with no deadlines - a real treat :D and food wasn't an issue: I planned my meals, had time to prepare them, enjoyed them and wasn't hungry.
Today, I had to go out and deliver some election leaflets - and they have to be mostly done today, otherwise I won't get them done in time. I went out three times and did about 45 mins to an hour each time. What I noticed was that everytime I came back in through the door I kind of wanted something to eat.
I managed to stick to my plan - well, no, actually I had a bagel at lunchtime instead of my planned juice, so I didn't stick to my plan - but I'm on track calorie-wise, you know what I mean. And at mid-afternoon I was really tempted to have something like another biscotti bar, but I stuck to my plan and had an apple with peanut butter. And I definitely felt hungrier.
I thought this was interesting, because it was kind of like how I am when I'm at work; I punctuate the day with food breaks, and treat them like a bit of a 'reward' for the 'hard work' I'm doing.
I wonder where that got programmed into me? way back no doubt - work hard, do a good job, or do something you don't much like doing, and when you're done you can have a .............. whatever food 'reward'.
I must really watch out for those events - now I've spotted it, and experienced days without it, I think I've more chance of overcoming it. Or embracing it with some healthier choices.