Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Disorganized eating: What am I thinking?
The funny thing is that my body really punishes me for missing meals -- especially with headaches -- so it would seem that I really would be motivated to stick to a schedule. Here are some of the thoughts that get in the way:
Thought: "You aren't wasting away. You should be able to miss a meal or especially a snack without it being such a big deal."
Answer: Being thoughtful and organized will help me reach my weight goals.
Thought: "I want to wait for _____. Waiting a little longer shouldn't matter."
Answer: Having a healthy snack now is probably going to make _____ more enjoyable anyway, and allow you to make better choices.
Thought: "No one should have to think about food this much."
Answer: It really doesn't take that much time to be organized. It's definitely worth it to feel better.
Thought: "I missed recording a couple of meals and now I'm afraid I won't be able to track accurately. I might as well wait until tomorrow and start recording again then."
Answer: Imperfectly recording them is a lot better than not recording at all. Especially if you use not recording as an opportunity to get sloppy with portions or food choices.
Thought: "All this recording and planning is a drag."
Answer: So is not reaching my weight goals. So is having a headache because you made bad choices.
So this is a little look inside my head. Kind of a creepy place, isn't it?
"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07