A bad habit but now I think I know the logic behind it
My name is Stefanie. I haven't officially introduced myself as a newbie but I like living healthy. I've been on a mindful journey to healthy living in all facets of my life. I'm 29, mother of 1 (he'll be 12 next month), and I work full time as a customer care associate. Ok, so now to the point of this post:
As I said, I've been on a journey of healthier living, and keeping a calendar of it, specifically in regards to diet (not fad diets, just diet in regards to what I put in my mouth and how much of it) and exercise. I'm approdx 38 days in, and I am doing relatively well. I started working 2 weeks ago, so I haven't been as focused; but considering, I am doing okay.
But, a habit I see that will be broken: Last night, we got home late (we went to the state fair of TX) and my son was smart and went straight to sleep. But for me, that's not the easiest thing to do. So, I got into my comfy clothes and turned on the tv in the living area. Well, a good movie was on and I wanted to watch it, but honestly, I was sleepy. So, I went and got some chips and sour cream to eat. And I ate about half the bag of chips!!!!
Once I was done devouring the snack, I thought "why did I just do that?" And I talked to myself out loud. I wasn't hungry. And I wasn't TRULY craving that snack. But, I realized something: I ate like that to keep myself awake. Because if I wasn't eating, I would have fell asleep. And that was proven after I was done snacking. I put the stuff up, came back to watch the movie, and 5 minutes later was dozing off.
Hmmm, strange, but glad to realize that! So I am going to have to make that change. If I am not hungry, and it's late and I'm sleepy, just record the show and go to bed!!!!