Generally speaking, I don’t have weight problems. Meaning, I’ve stayed within a 5 pound range for more than 3 years at this point and it’s an ok range for me. I’ll admit to preferring the bottom end of the range ;o) and currently I’m at the top end, but even now, I’m comfortable with where I am (just don’t ask me to put on a bikini, o.k.?)
What I’m not happy with is my eating habits. Judging by my relatively stable weight, I’m doing a decent job of balancing calories in and calories expended, but I’m doing a horrible job with the actual eating. Last fall, my schedule got so overwhelming that I was constantly eating on the run. Add to that my natural tendency to be a snacker and I’ve ended up with a lot of mindless eating.
I don’t know about you, but for me, mindless eating translates into a lot of extra calories that I don’t notice. As in, if I snack from mid-morning until mid-afternoon, I’ll still be “hungry” because I never sat down and focused on a meal. I don’t need anything more to eat (from a physical standpoint), but my mind feels gyped because I didn’t eat lunch. And let’s not talk about all the random crusts and kid leftovers I eat without even thinking about it.
So, for the next 3 weeks, I’m going to practice deliberate eating. I’m not planning (at this point) to necessarily change *what* I eat. I just want to eat designated meals and designated snacks and quit the constant grazing. Why? Because I’m afraid at some point all this unplanned eating is going to catch up with me and I’d rather nip it in the bud before it causes weight issues.
Am I the only one like this? Or do find yourself eating a lot throughout the day and then still eating meals?
And for your viewing pleasure, you may remember that Jones and Shoo had the opportunity to join PBSkids for a taping of promotional videos for Wild Kratts. Below is the video that Jones was in. He pops into view a few times at the edge of the screen in a blue shirt. I told him next time he needs to stand closer to the stars LOL.