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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Repeat, ad nauseum.

I'm glad that I started this sparky journey in the Summer, when things are a little slower and less stressful. I had an opportunity to try and build some habits (and if not habits, principles or guidelines) that are now helping me stay on track...

* When in doubt, I can choose water. Water is a good choice. Plain, ordinary, nothin' fancy, water. If I can't decide what to drink, that works.

* I know from experience that tasting something because it looks good isn't a good enough reason to finish it if it doesn't actually taste good.

* I know that I shouldn't allow myself to get hungry enough that I make poor decisions about what to eat. It's never the case that I'm really "starving". I should always be able to make better choices than throwing all choice out the window. I can eat less of the best option available until I get to the next better option. And I can almost always find a better option, even if I'm running to catch a flight, or if I have to delay lunch to be ready for a meeting.

* I know that enjoying the taste of bacon is not sufficient reason to eat lots and lots (and lots) of it. I can enjoy the taste of two pieces instead of many.

* And, of course, I know that this life isn't a rehearsal - I don't get to make these choices while I wait to lose weight or get fit and then TA-DA!!! I'll be a different size and at a different level of health and I'll magically be able to go back to my old ways. This is the way it is: I will work to make better choices. I will have days when that's easy, and days when that's hard. I will get to eat bacon, or taste icky but lovely desserts, and I will make choices not to eat more because doing so isn't worth having to lose the weight I gain.

So. Work, work, and more work...all while trying to live the life I live.
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    So true. Quite often I find myself eating something even if I don't like it. It's hard to remind myself, "why are you eating this? it has no value"

    Just because I have a piece of candy, doesn't mean I have to do away with the whole bag!

    And there are always premade salads, celery and carrots in the fridge. There are apples and oranges in there, too! I just have to "remember" (as if I don't know) they are there.
    1189 days ago
    So true about getting too hungry. Trying to make sure not to go too long without food and to plan for good choices.

    Bacon is definitely one of those foods I can eat a lot of. Rumaki, and jalapeƱo poppers, BLT and Cobb salads. Good observation that some is often enough.

    Great observations and nice way you presented them.
    1190 days ago
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