Goals for the week
Eat a maximum of one serving of an indulgent item per day. This can include cake, cookies, chips, wine, or a hamburger. Also, this includes a maximum of one meal ‘out’ per day.
After one indulgent serving is consumed, eat a crunchy vegetable or fruit if impulse for snacking continues.
Read and reflect on an article in the series Mind Over Body:
Continue tracking food/fitness. Swim 2x/week, walk 2x/week, strength/stretch/rehab exercises 2x/week
The first article in The Mind Over Body series is 'Put the "I" Back in Your Vocabulary"
It describes taking ownership of the obstacles that keep us from our goals. I think I've been doing that. I don't blame anyone. These are my choices.
There are two writing exercises the article suggests. The first one is a description of my problem before the fact. I think the last blog (Flour Fixation) describes it pretty well. Now, next time I run into this trouble, I'm to write about it after the fact. That is what I'll do this week.
My plan above is my best effort for avoiding the problem. Let's see it work.
I have noticed that at the end of the day, I let loose. I seldom have a plan. Guess what happens without a plan? Lesson: the end of the day deserves a plan like the rest of the day.
But, being aware has helped. I feel in control.
Today's blog was about this topic:
Do you know how great it feels to identify with Becky's snack times? Snacking twice has been working for me this week and maybe that is what I'll need to keep doing to avoide that serving after serving of grazing I have done in the past. Hmm. It is good to keep learning and trying different things.