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My First Blog...awwwww

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Yes, while I've been in the nerdy tecchie world for ages, I have never made a blog. I'm a fairly private person and never really felt like I needed to broadcast general stuff to the general public. Today all that changes. Ok, not really. Really Spark isn't the general pub, it's more of a focus group. And what I'm going to blog about isn't general stuff, but health-specific stuff. Stuff about my journey.

My journey to date...let's just start with since the 6th of July. I have found some tools I've never used before and so far I'm having success. I'm learning to identify binge triggers, and to reinterpret them.

Mainly, I used to ask myself "why do I want to eat this" to which I'd often respond something like, "because it's delicious" or "because I want it." Now, I don't ask myself that question, instead I ask myself "wait, what just happened that made me want to eat?" I can generally find it when I ask myself in that way. My kid is whiny, I read an irritating email, someone irked me, I just looked at laundry mountain, I just looked at the dirty kitchen that I just cleaned not a hour ago.

The list goes on and on, I'm discovering so many little triggers that I didn't even realize were triggers. Who knew how much I resented having to clean the kitchen multiple times a day? Who knew that laundry mountain could be tackled one load at a time instead of looked at as a whole. Really, who knew?!
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    It's so tempting to look at the whole mess and decide it's overwhelming-yes, one laundry load at a time/one meal at a time/one day at a time! Glad you're here! emoticon
    3627 days ago
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