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Funny How the Mind Works:)

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Give me a bag of cookies or chips and I can finish it in one sitting. But if I divide that bag up into baggies of individual servings, I can stop after just one serving. What's up with that???

I have been struggling to get down 8 glasses of water a day. When I started I thought this would be no big deal. I gave up soda long before I joined Spark, I don't drink tea or coffee, I've always just drank water. But when I started to actually count how many glasses I had, I kept falling short. So I bought myself the Spark plastic cup with the straw, and now I'm hitting the mark almost every day. What's up with that???

I wish I could trick my mind into others things as well emoticon
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    I am totally the same way - chips and queso, a whole bag and jar - gone. If I put it all into individual servings, I can stop at one. I think maybe it has to do with the fact that I have it in front of me and can't let it just sit there! So, if funky things some into the house, out come the baggies. They will continue to come out until I have gained some control over that much. Better buy stock in ziploc 'cause I'm driving the cost up! emoticon
    3238 days ago
    That is progress! Yeah for you! emoticon
    3242 days ago
    Just keep finding what works, and repeat successful habits!
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    3242 days ago
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    I can totally relate to the issue of eating the entire package of cookies, chips, etc. but eating smaller portions are not a big deal, because what I've figured out is that I'm a bottom of the bag, box, carton, etc. eater. It doesn't matter what size it is, I continue to eat until it's gone. So for me, it's essential to portion out my snacks. Finishing the snack bag of chips is just as satisfying to me as finishing the Family Size bag. Either way the bag is empty. "What's up with that???
    3242 days ago
    I'm the same way with chips and stuff, weird how that works. As long as it still works, ROCK ON! Good for you with the water. That was difficult for me when I first started. Keep it up girl!
    3242 days ago
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