Quote du jour: Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. - Melody Beattie
Just Do It.
This is a slogan that does not apply when you are faced with a banquet.
I find that if I don't concentrate on eating right, I gain weight. If I think before I eat, I do much better.
I find that if I concentrate on exercising, I don't exercise. If I don't think before I work out, I do much better.
Does that make any kind of sense to anyone else? I can overthink things, especially exercise. I rarely overthink whether I really need more dinner. If I notice myself indulging in food-in-mouth disorder, it's easy to recognize that I'm just acting out of habit, i.e. without thinking.
In summary: habits are the enemy of thinking. When it comes to exercising, I want to create and encourage the habit. When it comes to overeating, I want to thwart and stomp on the habit.
Hmmn. Not sure if I've got something profound here or if it's just one of those pseudo-insights you get when you're short on sleep.
Exercise du jour: Yes, damn it, I am going to cycle to work. No early meetings, no excuses. It shall be done. I Have Spoken.
p.s. When I write "Yam," I do not mean a vegetable that has been smothered in sugar and marshmallows. I mean something that you slice thin and roast with potatoes and onions and maybe some balsamic vinegar.
Chinese banquet courtesy of Cara Chow.