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Day 5 - Magic Notebook

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Read through today's challenge before early start at work (5am). Did make some notes of food temptations on loose piece of paper. Figured I could use those and/or my phone to make notes to come back to write about in my journal and/or blog. One thing I learned - without a plan, my eating for the day can be distracted by a whim, backslide to old habits, and proximity to temptation.

Today's challenge speaks to me. "Just because you think about a food doesn't mean you have to eat it." "Practice the skill of observing food cues, then letting them go." I think much can be learned from and much can be let go of by journalling.

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Didn't have a food plan - didn't plan day before before this morning's 5 am work start. Defaulted to old pattern, especially later in day.
Overate and overwatched TV. Didn't want to think or do after being away from home 12 hours constantly doing something.

Food cues?
Was offered spreadable cheese and Ritz crackers today - declined them. Just figured out that 2T cheese and 2 crackers totals about 132 cal., 9.8 grams fat. And eating only that one serving would not be what I would've done in the past.

Strayed off the path today, not beating myself up about it, learned I have to plan a day in advance - back on track now.
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  • DEBBYFROMMT
    I like this, observing food cues, this is something I need to practice. I like the idea of journaling. Writing it down not only distracts long enough to get over the craving, but it makes it real! Thanks!
    1593 days ago
  • TAICHIDANCER
    "Just because you think about a food doesn't mean you have to eat it." "Practice the skill of observing food cues, then letting them go." Thanks for repeating that and congrats on the cheese & Ritz, etc.
    1593 days ago
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