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My early morning routine -- sit, drink coffee, munch

Saturday, July 02, 2011

I'm sitting here starting the day and have realized that years ago I became very proficient at managing my day because the first hour or so I enjoyed no distractions and spent taking care of paperwork. Nowadays the "paperwork" can be paying bills online, setting up meetings with teams electronically, checking email, reading headlines.

But I developed a bad habit of also enjoying 2 cups of caffeine and munching. Munching continuously. First the healthy bran wafers and low-fat cheese. Next the unlimited supply of nuts kept nearby to keep away sugary muffins. I rarely eat "bad" foods, but I love the constant grazing in the morning.

Unlike my lunch and dinner which I stop eating because I'm full, this is the start of the day and I'm mindless about whether I'm full because of the enjoyment of the relative isolation and food. And continual munching has given me too many calories.

I hope this realization can help stop the munching. It reminds me of the stop smoking programs where you list when the cravings are the highest.
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    I start my morning w/ two cups of coffee, too. However, I use flavored creamer and I don't want to mess w/the flavor so I don't eat anything with it. I enjoy my coffee while on FB or I take it outside (often with a book) and enjoy nature in the back yard, listen to the birds and just chill before starting my always busy days.
    3536 days ago
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    I too start my morning sitting with my cup of coffee but I don't munch. I just sit and think about what I should be doing. There was time when the first thing I would do when I got out of bed is go out walking. How I got where I am today I don't know. BUT this week I started early morning walking again and it feels soooo good. No more sitting and thinking about it!
    3536 days ago
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