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Choices

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

I ate too much last night. Instead of thinking: I blew it, I might as well give myself permission to overeat for while - I reflected on why I overate and how to get back on track.

I chose to overeat last night:
1. because I was bored.
2. I lost awareness of its consequences and damage.
3. I watched mindless tv which I know is a trigger for emotional eating.
4. I slowly gravitated to old habits such as eating while watching tv..

Today I choose awareness and will:
1. be selective on what I watch on tv - plan my programs.
2. remember that by overeating I will feel stuffed, gain weight and be closer to being pre-diabetic.
3. eat at the table.
4. eat when hungry, enjoy my meals and stop when hungry.

Note: I do not enjoy my meals if I am not hungry or if I know I am damaging my health.
Giving into instant gratification is not equal to enjoying a meal.
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  • OLDEROWL
    Your smart to consider making better choices and practicing mindful eating. My wife and I canceled our TV subscription, we listen to pre-selected radio channels or read wholesome books. We feel good about our choices also. Bob
    606 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/23/2019 8:18:37 AM
  • QUEENOTHEFOREST
    Thanks for sharing this. Boredom at night in winter used to be a challenge for me too. When someone else shares their challenges it helps the writer and it also helps those who have gone though it. Being aware of it is the first step to accepting that it is not what one really wants. The three AAA's awareness, acceptance, action. You are on the way.
    655 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    You found the reason for the overeating and now can prepare a plan to deal next time. Good luck and good job!
    656 days ago
  • GINA515
    Powerful! You got this!
    656 days ago
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