#159: Back on Track and Feeling Good About It
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Yesterday I wrote about my lack of willpower regarding eating while at home. Previously, I had suggested trying to divert the mind from thoughts of food by cleaning some house, doing something outside, or even exercising for a few minutes. I have not been following my own advice lately.
But today to fight the cravings I have cleaned the kitchen and part of the bathroom, decluttered some magazines and spent time outside, all when I felt supposed hunger calling me. I found I really wasn't hungry those times but was bored. So, then the ceiling fans got cleaned, the tops of door sills and other places that normally don't get much attention.
I knew challenging the mind to focus on something other than perceived hunger pangs would lead to overcoming the boredom, stress, or whatever it was that makes us think we need food, but I had gotten out of the habit of mentally challenging myself.
Not today. In addition to a feeling of being in control of today's calories, I now have a cleaner house and enjoyed some peaceful time outside in the cooler weather.
Yes, it's only one day back on track. But it sure does feel good to begin again.
Now for day two tomorrow of a new beginning.