Something I just learned this very moment..

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Good Morning all. As I log onto my computer, like I do every morning, I begin to check my emails. Little by little the feeling of wanting something to eat starts to nag at me. I try to ignore it. After a bit more time passes the feeling grows, I really want a snack, I'm thinking. Still trying to ignore it, but now I'm thinking, am I hungry. NO! Then stop thinking about food.... I view some Spark People blogs, trying to stay motivated, but the snacks in the pantry are calling my name and I realize...AHA, I've developed a bad habit of eating (mindless munching) while I'm on the computer. What to do??? I can't just stop using the computer, afterall I need my SparkPeople. I'm craving something that will satisfy that hand to mouth munching. Humm, usually I go for chips, cereal, crackers... are you seeing a pattern... Yup I love my carbs. Well, I'm not giving in, I tell myself its' just "A want" not "a need". I continue on the computer and realize it's ok, I'm going to have something, I just need to make a better choice. I decided on a handful of cherries. Had them in a bowl next to me and munched away. They were delicious. I love cherries. Funny how they weren't my first choice, but they certainly served as a great option. I still had my "habit" satisfied and had a nutritional snack, too. I'm very happy how I handled this scienaro this morning. What a change from how things use to go. Normally, it would have been something like... I want chips, ok grab the chip bag, eat until empty, end of story. Who new yummy, healthy cherries would satisfy me as much as those junky chips. And that's what I learned today... emoticon
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    You made a great choice :)
    2463 days ago
    Wise choice and the fact that you stopped to analyze the feeling, not just give into the habit mindlessly.
    2463 days ago
    What a great lesson. You're doing a great job of changing those poor habits into healthy ones. I'm proud of you.

    emoticon Jackie
    2463 days ago
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