I don't count things but I DO look at my motivation for eating them. If I've had a bad day I make sure I'm not trying to eat it away (having only frozen cookies that take about 20 minutes to prep once I've heated the oven helps). I talk to a friend, or go for a walk, or take a bath. I do something non-food related for myself. If I'm bored I'm making sure I'm not eating to entertain myself. I have puzzle books and puzzles on my phone, I have books I've yet to read, I have blogs I read, I knit and draw, I play games on my video game systems or my computer, I text or IM friends.
I try to eat for one reason and one reason alone, my body needs food, and that works for me! I start when I'm hungry, I stop when I'm satisfied. I pay attention to how things taste and eat what I'm really wanting most of the time!
I find myself CRAVING vegetables as often as cookies that way.
I also watch my motivation for not exercising. If I'm honestly sick or injured I'm willing to rest. If I'm just feeling like I'd rather sit on my butt I sit up straight, give myself a pep talk, and pop in an active game or put on my shoes and go outside.
"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."
Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.
Everything in Moderation!! (Team Leader) teams.sparkpeople.com/everythinginmo
10 min day minimum for December
15 for January
20 for February
25 for March
30 for April
| current weight: 168.2