Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Think Before You Eat

Yesterday was an "off" day for me. I was grumpy. The weather (dreary, snowy, cold) was definitely not helping! I think it's making it worse! I'm affected by S.A.D. (seasonal affected disorder)! -that was stolen...I mean...adopted....borrowed (?) from Matt-

In response to my mood, I ate chocolate....lots of chocolate. Lots of those Dove miniatures! Those are so delicious! And because I ate lots of chocolate, I decided I wasn't going to track. Yes, I'm only cheating myself! But that was the mood I was in yesterday. Although I did hit the gym for a double dose of classes...weights/abs class and step aerobics class.

To get back on track, I came up with a novel idea! Wait...are you ready for this? Hang on to your seats folks!

I'm going to (drum roll please!)...think before I eat! Yikes! Really!?! Will that work? How is that going to help? You mean I have to think? You mean I have to consciously think about what I'm going to put in my mouth? What kind of crazy idea is this?

I know, I know. Change is hard! But if you think about it, this Just.Might.Work!

If you think before you eat, you can combat stress eating. You can "Say No" to emotional eating! You can take back control of your life!!!!!!!! (ok, ok, I think I am being overly dramatic now and possibly going crazy!).

I did have an impulse breakfast purchase this morning. But I thought about it before I bought it and ate it. And I'm thinking about not eating my morning banana unless I feel hungry enough to eat it. My morning impulse breakfast was.....

Medium Skim Chai Latte from Argo Tea along with an original Biscotti! And because I've got one of their point cards, I got 10% off for ordering food and drink together! Bonus!

So, that's my plan for today. I'm thinking! :)


  1. Believe me the chocolate does call me too. I freeze the individually wrapped pieces so it is hard to gorge on them. You can do this! Just get right back on track!

  2. Anonymous1/12/2011

    I love this post. You are someone to look up too. When you fall you always get right back up. And that right there takes a very strong person. I have not lost the drive yet but I feel it happening cuz im not losing the weight I wanted to. So good luck with the think before you eat.

  3. I agree with Kathleen. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

    Thinking before you eat is really a good way to handle things. Force yourself to analyze the situation before just popping that chocolate into your mouth. Why am I eating this? Am I hungry? Thirsty? Stressed out? Is it REALLY going to make me feel better? Then, if chocolate is what you need, eat it, count it, and move on. I wouldn't suggest eating the whole bag though. That's been my problem with chocolate. I'm better to just keep hands off completely, because I can't eat just one.

  4. Thanks everyone.

    Wish I knew who this Anonymous is. Giving up is never a good solution because where will it get you? I wish I could help. Good luck!

  5. Yep, as simple as that sounds, it works. Sometimes I say to myself, if after 15 minutes or 30 minutes if I still want it, I'll eat it. 9 times out of 10 though, I don't!

    Now I want to make Biscotti!

  6. well another thing I can say about chocolate it when you are full...yup, other wise, if you are the least big hungry, you will eat more than you intended. But chocolate...everyone needs chocolate now and then. I can't imagine life without

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