As I was straightening up the kitchen, I reached for the box of Cheerios (the kids had left out) to put them in the pantry. My hand reached down into the bag for a handful. I stopped. What was I doing? I wasn't hungry. I didn't even want the Cheerios. The food was just there and I was ready to grab some.
I have decided that losing weight is 90% mental and 10% physical. I love exercise, and know that it is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but for me, getting to the gym is the tough part, not the actual exercise.
It's the same with eating. I have to retrain my brain to not stuff anything that looks good into my mouth. Thoughtful, conscious eating is huge. So many times when I screw up I start eating before I start thinking.
So, I'm hoping you will all give me some ideas as to how to accomplish this. Go to it, tell me your tricks. I'm ready to retrain my brain!