The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. This has been true many times in my life. I have a lot of knowledge but always putting it into practice has not happened. I don't eat as bad as I used to and I am doing more exercise than I did when I was working and dealing with 5 kids and many extra activities. What I could get away with then is now catching up with me as I have "aged" like a good wine. lol.
I am also a nervous eater. If I can't make a decision I look in the frig as if I am going to find my answer in there. I have also become very aware of how stress has an affect on my weight. Three years ago my husband and I lost twenty pounds. He had been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and told to lose some weight or face the consequences. We did very well until I lost my job last year and also hurt my foot and was unable to walk for some time. The weight slowly crept back up. This challenge is helping me get back on track.
I still struggle with eating toooo fast and not savoring the meal. "Eat to live not live to eat." The journal is a big help for me. I keep a 44 ounce cup filled with lemon water with cyenne pepper in it on my counter at all time and take a drink every time I pass by. I will continue to work on portion control and I'm glad to see the summer veggies in view. I enjoy your blogs and good advice. THANKS