13 May 2012

No Control

When faced with certain foods I have no control. Zero. Nada. Zilch. Mostly those foods are ones that contain sugar and other empty calories. I know that I am a sugar addict, I have been for a long time. The truth of the matter though is that I haven't always been. I used to not like chocolate or candy much at all. I liked cake and cookies but I would never buy them, I would only eat them somewhere else - like Mom's house. But over the years I let my sweet tooth grow to massive proportions. Now when faced with a food that contains a lot to of sugar and carbs I have absolutely no control over it at all. None. That's not totally true either, my control is much better then it used to be, but it's still not where I want it to be. But today as I was reading something, it came to me - 3 bites. That used to be my rule when I lost all that weight the first time - 3 bites. I read a study years ago that said you only really taste the first 3 bites, after that the flavor fades. I tried to see if that was true and for a while really, really focused on what I was eating. It's true. 3 bites is about the limit of your taste. When I wanted to eat something that was very high in calories I would really focus on the first 3 bites and then stop. In general that would satisfy me. I lived by that rule for years and years. 3 bites. Whenever I had dessert I would share it and only take 3 bites, I'd let the others eat the rest. So it's time to get back to that. 3 bites. 3 bites. 3 bites. That is going to be my mantra this week.

In other news, it got freaking hot here quick. I don't remember it being this hot one day last summer and it's been like this for 2 days now. Don't get me wrong, I love it, it just happened so suddenly. We have been talking about putting some kind of water feature in the yard. We can't decide between a swimming hole type pool, a koi pond or just some outdoor fountains. A water feature would be so nice out there and it would definitely provide some cooling air for these really hot days.

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