This week I've managed several times to turn down things I wanted or to make healthier choices. The smaller pizza in Pizza Hut rather than the bigger one. Turned down the free biscuits, cake and bacon sandwiches on the train and just took the free drink that sort of thing. And as I already said a few days ago I've done a lot more wheeling of my manual chair than I usually would.
The main news this week, however, is that I think having my new desk is going to do wonders for my diet. Previously I was eating pretty much all of my meals whilst I was on the computer and I was also snacking on here as well. Truly my old desk was such a huge mess. A lot of it was from 3 years of hard daily use and it having a busted leg. But quite a big part of it if I'm honest was as a result of my using it as a table to eat off of it.
Ever since my parents took my old desk down on Thursday night I have eaten one meal at my desk and NO SNACKS there. Which in reality means my snacking has been cut down quite a lot as previously I could do so without thinking really, just grab something and come back here to whatever I was doing. And as I was usually writing or online or both whilst eating/snacking I was always paying atttention to what I was eating. Which meant it's not unheard of for me to be eating, finish my meal or snack or whatever and then expect there to be some left because it's been mindless.
I'm not denying myself snacks or whatever just having them in front of the computer and so far I've not really missed them. So I've just not had them. I guess that's a pointer to just how ingrained in habit some of my eating had become. Or a lot of it. Maybe even most of it, it's hard to know for sure.
And this is the second week running where I've managed one day with no coke and another with no chocolate. Hoping that next week I can manage the same but also add in one day of neither. That would rock.
It's quite a small baby step type goal (or actually both the cutting down the coke and chocolate as I just described above and the not eating on my computer are small baby step goals come to think of it) but it's a start and I think small is the way to start.
Besides, given the mammoth NaNo goal I've just set for myself, I can't handle any other big goals right about now.
The best news however is that I'm down another 3lb! Woo!