Ever notice that, just when you think you have an issue conquered, something happens to bring it back? It always amazes me, just how quickly old habits can return.
At the end of the year, I actually had some time off from work. It was great – busy, but great. And now that there are no more holidays and we’re back in the rut, a bad habit that I thought was pretty much gone has returned this week. It’s gotta stop.
Here it is: I walk into the house and start eating, even though I immediately put water on for tea! It’s amazing just how much poor-quality food I can shove into my mouth during these few minutes!
There is one major difference, however. In the old days, I would have eaten dinner on top of this binge. And now, I’m not. This isn’t necessarily a good thing, though. From the perspective of calories, it’s not so bad, but it’s a nutritional disaster! And I can’t afford to do that from either perspective.
This is no small matter!
So, tonight, and just for tonight [because that’s how far I can think right now!], I’ll walk into the house, take my coat off, and put the tea water on, AND WALK OUT OF THE KITCHEN. I can’t think of any other way right this second to handle this.
Perhaps after the tea, Magnolia Louise will get a nice walk – stress management seems to be in order here. And then we’ll see what’ll happen next.
If only there were easy answers for us all! But, bottom line, it’s only been a few days of this nonsense, and I’m very aware of it. That, in itself, is a major life change!
Change is possible.