The Problem With Being Rational
Friday, May 06, 2011
Aren't we all rational? We can think things through, weigh the pros and cons and make fairly good decisions as wise adults....or for the young college set...."I know it all" young adults. Then why, when it comes to eating choices, do we have the amazing ability to POORLY rationalize why we are drinking or eating what we are drinking and eating?
Such rationalizations have crept back into my brain starting every night around 6pm. My Lenten sacrifice of no wine during the week and no "white flour" products is now over. Over? Did I really do that? yes and I lost some very good weight and kept it off over vacation! How did my brain just turn that off? 6Pm comes around, its spring, the trees and early flowers are in bloom, the patio is calling with a nice glass of wine and of course there is a Phillies game to watch after dinner.... 2 glasses later and oops ate the regular pasta instead of making a portion of whole wheat pasta for me....oops, was that a hunk of cheese I just put in my mouth?
Where has my rational brain gone? Perhaps it needs a new goal...I'll have to work on that.....maybe over a nice glass of w.....STOP! Just kidding myself.
In writing this down, a little tongue and cheek, I am realizing that I enjoy seeing the scale go down. I remember that I was so impressed with my emerging healthier eating habits. I am gaining strength as I write by remembering how great I felt just 2 weeks ago.
Ah it feels good to be on the RIGHT SIDE of rational eating decisions again! Wish me luck!