Monday, April 6, 2015

How do I stop the mindless eating?

For the past 6 1/2 weeks I've paid no attention to what I'm eating. In between cluster feeds, chasing after a 2 1/2 year old and attempting to get some sleep, food just hasn't been important.

But it needs to be.

I realized that other day, that I'm eating all day long. Let me clarify- I'm eating crap all day long. I snag some goldfish as I make Fynn a snack. Scarf down a couple of Cadbury mini-eggs while cooking dinner, down half a bag of tortilla chips with salsa instead of actually eating lunch.

No Bueno.

So, while I'm not dieting, I am trying to be more mindful about food. Enter my good friend MyFitnessPal. I had this app a couple of years ago when I was trying to lose weight, and it helped me to pay attention to what I was eating, so I figured I'd give it another go.

Already it's helping me. I know I'm not eating as much as I was just last week because I know I'll have to track it- knowing that makes me hesitate before eating and hesitation actually prevents me from eating a lot of things I don't need. Like that third piece of pizza or half a bag of candy. It's not perfect, but it's a start. After my 6 week check up this Thursday, I'm looking forward to adding some exercising in there and working towards getting rid of the 18 pounds of baby weight that remain. My goal this time around is to lose the baby weight within 9 months. It's a reasonable time frame and way quicker than the year and a half it took to lose it last time.

I'll let you know how that goes.

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