Wednesday, March 31, 2021
It's been a little bit since I've blogged, because I had nothing really of value to say. I am still alcohol-less for over three months and potato chipless for...I don't remember when I actually quit chips. It's been over a month, I'm pretty sure. The only reason I remember the date of my decision to quit alcohol is I made the decision after putting in my food for Christmas Day and being absolutely disgusted with how many calories the beer I drank cost me.
And in these over three months, I have lost.... 0.8 pounds. That is.... not good, folks.
While stopping the alcohol cut a zillion calories out, and quitting potato chips has helped with mindless snacking and has decreased my pimento cheese consumption markedly (I mean, the only thing better than a pimento cheese sandwich with potato chips in it is skipping the bread and just dipping the chips into the pimento cheese tub, amirite?), I suppose I have been making up for them in other ways, but nothing in such quantities that I think I need to abstain from something completely.
I think that to a certain extent, I think to myself, "Well, I can eat this because it's not potato chips nor beer." That I have to stop.
I actually had a bit of a revelation...um, on Monday evening. I suppose at this juncture, it's just a thought. Maybe in a month or so I can decide if it was a bona fide revelation or not. Anyway, I realized even if I do EVERYTHING right, it's going to take a YEAR to lose all the weight I put on in the last couple years. And so every time I overeat, I start the clock over, not for another day, but for another YEAR.
I don't know why that hit me so hard, but it did. I think that's most of what motivation is--hearing just the right thing in the right way at the right time in the right situation.
So you have to expose yourself to as many opportunities to hear these things as possible, like putting 20 business cards into the fishbowl at the diner. Not that I've done that.
Yesterday and today were good for eating and for activity. I am feeling much more in control, and I think that The Ordinary Buffet serum I bought as a prize a couple months ago will soon be mine.