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How Ingrained this Habit Really Is!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Night munchies have been my biggest habit to break. Even if I figure it into my daily caloric intake (which is rare), I have a hard time. Yes, I've tried every trick in the book and I must admit I do a lot better one year later (almost my first anniversary of eating healthy - Oct. 13) than I've ever done. It made me smile the other night. I was in bed and patting myself on the back at how I wasn't even hungry or eating out of habit. That thought alone started the urge for eating. And I realized that I was very much in control of the situation. But I made the choice to get up and eat anyway. Made me realize just how much of this journey is mental resolve. It was just a healthy snack, but totally unnecessary. Sometimes I amaze myself, and not in the best of ways. (smiling) Wishing all a fun day full of laughs.
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    Been there-done that! My inner child likes to come out and play. And last night, boy, did she play! Today I'm going to make her stay in her room! emoticon emoticon
    3928 days ago
  • DEVA21
    When I am mindful at times like you have described here, I like to try to figure out what voice in my head is telling me to go ahead anyway.

    It is one thing when it is just habit and you are on autopilot, but when you are conscious of what you are doing and make the decision anyway, it it time to look in and figure out what that voice is needing and trying to tell you.
    3928 days ago
    Love this blog. Aristotle had a word for this -- "akrasia" -- deeply familiar to me: I decide NOT to do something and then I do it anyhow. ARRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH. But -- if it's been happening since the time of the ancient Greeks, gotta be pretty basic to human nature.

    At least it's something healthy and not potato chips!

    PS no doubt it's called "akrasia" because -- it drives me crazy!!
    3928 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/6/2009 9:04:44 PM
    I know. It's weird how we do things when we know full well that we don't need to be doing them. My big thing is to go grocery shopping with a list, stick to it and then right at check out do something stupid like buy a cake.
    3928 days ago
    I'm glad I'm not the only one that has night munchies. They are my problem too. I do try for the healthy stuff, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Congrats on one year of being on a healthy journey. Good luck to you. Star emoticon
    3928 days ago
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    Oh, yeah... that's me and Diet Pepsi... I know it's not healthy. I know I can live without out. I know I shouldn't. I think about it and think about it... and then I say "yep... gonna do it anyway." I'm trying to hold myself to one a day...
    3928 days ago
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