Old habits die hard!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

It's only been 2 days but I already realized how hard it is to change my behavior.

Yesterday evening, I was eating dinner and while I was thinking about how many calories all of this food represented, my fork half way between my plate and my mouth, something caught my attention and made me realize I was eating in front of the TV, again. Then I dropped my fork and went to sit at the table and finished my plate as quick as possible to go back to the TV. Ugh! It's not a good start, is it?

One of my Fast Break Goals is "Don't eat in front of the TV". I know it's a bad habit I have since I moved on my own. I hate cooking for one so I usually end up doing something real quick and eating in front of the TV. Because there's nothing worse than eating alone staring at the white wall in front of you. TV gives me company and distracts me from what I'm eating. (I'm not a great cook.)

I don't know if I can do this.. I guess being here means I want to try. I just need to focus on my goals and make it happen. I've seen many inspirational profiles and I hope I can find the help and support I'll need to reach my goals.
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    but you DID realize what you were doing and corrected yourself. that's great :)

    maybe when you are eating at the table you can read a book, magazine or newspaper? that way you will be distracted and you will also eat slower :)

    good luck, you can do it!
    3695 days ago
    It is super hard to change an old habit, especially when it's something you do without really thinking about it. Just keep it up, don't get discouraged... they say it takes around 3 weeks to form a new habit. You can do it! :)
    3696 days ago
    You CAN do it! If you really want it, you can make it happen. I know its difficult, we all have challenges. Stick with it! If it bothers you, grab a good magazine and flip through that while you're eating. It helps! Good luck! emoticon
    3696 days ago
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