I am on vacation right now for the first time in many years. I really can’t count being unemployed a couple of years back as vacation can I?! I don’t really have anything planned or anything, just doing an online course that I am taking, seeing friends, working on my blogs, and catching up on chores long put off till now! After one day, I am making ok progress.
Well, last night after a long day of running around town, seeing my best buddy L, and some studying, I got home for the day. I had done a decent run yesterday morning, so I was feeling pretty good about myself as it related to my calories taken in, versus calories my run and just my day expended. Then I made what I now realize was a BIG mistake, and it’s taken me this long to realize how this always happens.
After I got home last night, I settled into the sofa with laptop in hand. What I planned to do, was watch some TV, catching up on DVR watching. Well, I always feel some guilt if I only watch TV, so I always bring out the laptop, so that is why I had it too! I feel like multi-tasking makes it OK to stop doing what I should be doing, and instead watching TV which is something I could do when my list is smaller.
There I am watching TV, checking e-mails, etc. and then I suddenly get hungry. “Well, I will have some fruit” I tell myself. I proceed to do so, thinking that satisfied me. Then after a while longer, I get hungry again, and take a bag of chips to the sofa. Not a high-fat kind, but a 3.5 serving bag none-the-less. You know what happens next I bet. I EAT the entire bag!
What I learned last night or rather this morning after I woke is this. My multi-tasking is allowing me to have my mind wander. I don’t find the TV watching enveloping or consuming, so I start thinking of other things. Then the internet surfing is not really getting my attention, so it becomes a distraction. Hunger, or what I perceive to be hunger gets into the picture, and then the cupboards are the new target!
Eating and watching TV and surfing is going to end today! From this moment on, it won’t be a task of three, instead a task of one. Watching TV or bust!
I am working too hard to try to get my weight under control and regain my health, to have it undermined by my racing mind! No, more being Mr. Productive, when I can just watch some TV and be Mr. Slug! I think my waist line will thank me for it in the end!
So, do you have this problem? Do you try to do tooooo many things at the same time and find yourself eating yourself into a frenzy? Do you even watch TV?