About everything but the food I'm eating.
I think about what I'm going to eat. I think about when I'm going to eat. When I'm eating, I think about everything else.
This is the beginning of my 4th challenge to myself. I thought I'd just do what I'd done for the previous 3 and call it a wrap. I've changed my mind. I'm still learning and still moving forward in this journey. Hopefully, someday, I'll get it down pat!
I'm right back to being hungry all night long. I don't eat in my chair, but since my friend left, I'll use his chair and a TV tray. It's really hot here and I've had the a/c on in the house now and then. It's at least 87 degrees out on the lanai. That's my excuse. Well, it's going to stop.
For the next month I will not eat while watching TV. I will not read while I'm eating. I will eat and focus on what's in my mouth. I spend a lot of time planning and cooking, I might as well enjoy it!
I can't believe how these challenges have helped me. They have literally changed my life. I never believed that I could do the things I'm doing. I've always heard that doing something for a certain amount of time makes it become a habit. I believe it now.
On January 1, (I started my first challenge Jan 3) if you'd told me that 90 days from then would find me exercising 6 days a week without fail, planning all my meals without fail, staying OP for 90 days in a row without fail, I'd have called you a liar. Well, I did it. It got to be 6:30 pm today and I was just getting ready to fix my dinner when I realized I'd not exercised yet. It never crossed my mind to not do it. I had a snack and headed off to the gym. So dinner was a bit late, big deal!
My goals for the next month are:
1. practice mindful eating. No TV, books, etc while eating. Enjoy the food I've prepared for myself.
2. Exercise 6 days a week for 30 minutes a day aerobically. Strength train 3 days a week.
3. No eating in my recliner.
4. Stay OP for the whole month. Plan ahead and track my food every day.
I really encourage all of you to challenge yourself with a set of goals for a month.
It's a powerful feeling to accomplish your goals.
A wink and a smile
6 years ago