How many times did your mother tell you that if you were actually hungry, you’d eat your over-cooked broccoli, instead of ‘saving room’ for chocolate cake?
Well, as much as it pains me to admit it, I have turned into my mother. I can’t count the number of times today that I have wanted to hit the snack machine, or the pile of hallowe’en candy that some
foul temptress kind soul left by the water cooler. (I’m there to fill my water bottle!! How is that fair??)
BUT, I have a package of lentil soup in the fridge. It’s even a really yummy lentil soup. (Not as yummy as this lentil soup, but still pretty darn tasty). So instead of caving to the cravings I have decided that, until I eat that soup, no snacking. And I don’t really want the soup right now, so clearly I’m not hungry enough.
What happens after the soup is gone? I don’t know. There’s an awful lot of soup.
I know it’s going to take a lot more than just skipping a chocolate bar to get me anywhere, but this is a huge improvement over recent behaviour. Why the change in attitude? Well, it can hardly be a coincidence that I stepped on the scale this morning – and I’m up another 2.5 pounds. Yikes. This accountability thing is getting awfully embarrassing.
The bottom line: