Thursday, January 09, 2014
I invert letters and numbers at the speed of light - much faster than I can actually type. It's called dyslexia. My female brain did a swell job of rerouting so that my dyslexia didn't give me too much trouble as a kid/adult. Old fartism is bringing it back with a vengeance.
I am so grateful for the Spark tracking system. I generally have a pretty good idea of how many calories are in any given "on target" meal, so if the tracker says that my total for lunch is 12,648 calories - I can see immediatelt (That was supposed to be the word immediately - the t is next to the y on the keyboard and I cannot type without looking - ie I never learned to type. Dyslexia also effects what I see when I look at the keyboard. I see things backwards) ... uh, anyway... I can see immediately that I have probably had a dyslexic moment and need to revisit how much of each what I actually consumed. Every time I do that, go back and look again, double-check caloric values of different foods, the closer I am to really understanding foods and my eating habits.
So ... what does dyslexia have to do with healthy eating? Quite a bit, methinks. I suspect that eating disorders are examples of perceptual malfunction. (Folks who eat too much because the food tastes good are a different kind of sickie.) Being aware, having ways to red flag behaviors, through tracking, or editing, makes me sharper, more cognizant of the quotidian. Tracking reduces the distance between my current method of operation, which is malfunctioning, ie not serving me well, and a M.O. that enables me to be the best who that I can be along with doing the best what that I can do.
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