What is a habit?
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Habit: a continual, often involuntary or unconscious inclination to perform an activity, acquired through frequent repetition.
It occurred to me as I stood on my scales this morning and was stunned to see yet, another increase that I NEED to really understand the definition of the word......HABIT. You see, my life has changed drastically since I lost weight and reached my normal BMI range goal a few years ago. I no longer am in control of my food preparation since moving into senior living. Although the food is portion controlled it is a plentiful and full course meal. Pre-senior living days I rarely ever offered up desserts, soup and full salad bar. I also live with a DH that still has the eating habits of his 20 year old self with nighttime snacking to the MAX......and never anything healthy. It's so easy for me to "point" my finger at someone or something else to place blame on my weight increase but, I have to realize when I do point my finger I still have three other fingers pointing back at ME! I maintained my weight for such a long time. But, how often do we hear......"reaching your goal is NOT a destination but, a lifestyle change"
Oh my! I now realize that I have developed a nightly "habit" that is sabatoging my efforts to maintain!!!
It was soooooo easy to fall into this trap..... "unconscious inclination to perform an activity, acquired through frequent repetition". Tracking my food intake daily is the tell-all activity and the true eye opener of your daily consumption. I am committed to get back to doing this routine of tracking and make it a must do HABIT!! My goal is to cease my night time mindless ritual that is dragging me down and pledge to replace it with a new healthier habit.