Thursday, August 29, 2013
I've discovered that I think too much. I tried out one of those Mensa sample quizzes, and I do very well with the numbers games. Upon looking at a string of numbers I can find the next digits in the string almost immediately. In my work I do a lot of calculating, and creating equations to find the missing number.
But I've discovered that this gift can be my enemy when I'm trying to lose weight. You know the game of trying not to think about a pink elephant? I think losing weight might be like that. I know that I need to train myself to reach for the right foods when I'm hungry, but the rest of it is supposed to be about not doing, not thinking about the box of ice cream in the fridge, not worrying about what it would do to the numbers on my scale.
It's remarkably simple, and yet so difficult at the same time, this not doing, not thinking. It's like meditating; successful meditation is about noticing when your mind is starting to go crazy, and bring it back to center, to not doing.
Just for today I will meditate on not doing, and not worry about how long it's been since my last blog entry.