More true confessions. Months ago, I wrote that it’s possible to eat a single-serving bag of something like pretzels in more than one sitting.
I wish I’d taken that to heart!
It’s now possible for me to eat them all in a few minutes, rather than taking my time. It’s also possible for me to eat MORE than one serving at a time.
And I wonder why I’ve gained a few pounds?
It’s all or nothing for some of us. Others among us have much better – control? responses? discipline? awareness? Several words could apply. In my case, I’m going with AWARENESS.
I’ve been slipping back into some old habits, and they’re the ones that have gotten me into trouble in the past. Bites are too big. For some reason, there’s been a desire to have a fuller mouth, and I’m not sure why.
And that means that I’m eating too quickly and not paying attention. I’m also not setting aside time to eat. This desk at work has way too many spots and crumbs on it scattered among the piles of papers.
These slips have been gradual, and I’m seeing that they’ve been adding up. If I had to choose the biggest factor, the one that requires my immediate attention, it’s not the crunchy snacks.
It’s the actual amount of food on the fork that’s going into my mouth, and the inattention to what I’m doing.
So, it’s back to this basic task. It’s not hard, just takes some focus. It’ll be fine. The crunchy snack problem will be easier to solve after I tend to this one.
At least I know.