Monday, December 16, 2013

Applying Good Ideas to Avoid Hedonic Hunger

Post Number: 72
Review of Yesterday's Progress
     Daily Points Left: 55 of 71 (Goal: 31)
     Weekly Points Left: 49 of 49 (Goal: 49)
     Pedometer Reading: 5437
     Meetings Attended: None Scheduled
     Exercise Completed: None Scheduled

Yesterday was a good day. I accomplished much among my shepherding responsibilities. And there's the 1000 page views for this blog, which still has me floured. But there was a point in time which has me concerned.. There was a good idea mentioned at Weight Watchers that hit me hard during the meeting, but I didn't follow through. I am most susceptible to hedonic hunger later in the day. I may have only consumed 16 points yesterday, but most of them were in the last few hours of the day. I missed breakfast. I ate a brief lunch before heading out into the world to make it a better place. I did eat dinner. But then near bed time, I gave into the urge to nibble. That was a problem since Asian Red Fox make cookies last night and left the baking chips and the remaining cookies out. All of those BLTN's could have been avoided if I had either applied ETNTM or  gone with the new idea, wait 30 minutes when a craving hits before eating something to see if you still want it. Switch gears to a zero point vegetable that I enjoy (ETNTM) or push through the dish chore to head to bed (30 minute delay) would have worked great. Not sure how I am going to keep these ideas in mind. I will be tired and more prone to give into the hedonic hunger again another night. Or do I go with a third idea? Spaces. Do I take advantages of spaces and say that the kitchen after dinner is a bad space? This would mean that I would have to make some changes in chores and similar activities. Staying upstairs where food is not allowed would be a good space after dinner. So I have three good ideas to help with hedonic hunger (ETNTM, 30 minute delay, and good spaces), I just need to learn to apply them.  I am not sure which will work when I am tired and in the kitchen to make sure it is clean and ready for the next day.

I am sure, though, that I need to be at the Y. I would like to be heading out of my room right now to make breakfast and hit the road. But all of my pants are wet and int he washer waiting to dry. All of them, except my sweat pants for working out on the exercise machines. Decision time - which pants? This will help determine not only when I leave but which exercise I may do. Unfortunately, the only input my body is giving is to go back to bed.

Yours in the hope of today's progress,


P.S.: "Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place." - Kurt Vonnegut

And here are two other quotes from Kurt Vonnegut as rendered by Zen Pencils:

No comments:

Post a Comment