You know, when you suddenly realize that for an extended period of time, you just weren't there. Almost as if you snap out of a daze.
While I've never had a hard-hitting awakening, I had a small one the other day. All thanks to my phone and an app I downloaded called Lose It! (link will take you to Amazon where you can get the app for Android phones).
So I downloaded a management app. I figured "Cool! Now I can see what I eat everyday in plain sight!"
My Awakening happened when I looked at Day 2 of use and realized I ate more calories in snacks than I did regular meals. Over half the day's intake was snacks.
WTF moment right there.
My Awakening prompted such questions as:
- when did I decide it was important to eat that candy bar?
- Did I need to get that cookie at the Target food court?
- Just because there are cupcakes at Church, does that really mean I need to get one?
#firstworldproblems if I ever saw one.
Even though I know I will never be skinny (because i simply wasn't built to be skinny. I have hips and I love them! Being curvy is something I like!) this doesn't mean I can't be healthier.
So it's been 2 days since my Awakening moment, and I've already stopped the snacking.
The snacks I had yesterday were so much better: dry toast in the afternoon and a shared bowl of low-fat popcorn in the evening.
I also realize that I could squeeze in a little more exercise than I usually do. I should get back on to my Wii Fit, because it's fun, more yoga stretches and a tad bit more cardio.
Day 4 of using this app, and my eating choices have already changed a lot. Let's see where this takes me a whole year from now. :)