Yesterday doesn’t count

Hoo-KAY — God knows that after the 2008 election season I should be used to the robo-troll phenomena.  But, their appearance in my Sugar, Sugar post took me by surprise. So just to make it clear: The Eat4Today posts are thought pieces about issues revolving around Eating.  Which, for me are pretty much ALL issues.

And I don’t advocate ANYTHING for anyone.  What I DO advocate is that IF food is an issue for you, that you think about what you eat and when. I’m no ones nanny.  And I’m certainly not going to tell anyone that they should give up all sugar – or anything else. What you eat is your business. And, if you want to talk about it, I’d LOVE to hear from you. 

IF food isn’t an issue for you, then feel free to skip these posts.

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The thing about my Eat4Today plan is that yesterday doesn’t count. This is a good thing when my eating habits have been weird or out of control.  But, it can be exhausting and intimidating too. I’m not working on averages here: I can’t say, “I’ll have this toast and cheese now and make up for it tomorrow”.  I can’t say, “I’ve been so goodfor a whole month now — I’m going to have toast and cheese for breakfast as a treat!” …

Nope.  Everyday, I wake up – all too often craving that toast and cheese deliciousness.

But today, I had a cup of coffee, shook out my brain and had some oatmeal. This may seem like a small victory to you.  There might not even be a very big difference in nutrients or calories between the two choices. The difference is in what it does to the rest of my day:  The oatmeal puts me in control — the cheese starts me off with a defeat. I’m guessing that for me, the ritual of fixing & eating oatmeal is a power booster.  And for me, that’s important.

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2 Comments

  1. Larry Kollar April 12, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    What happened, you get some spam yesterday? Those goofballs will crap pretty much anywhere. Political spam, regardless of the message it’s trying to convey, simply says that candidate or PAC doesn’t “get” the Internet.

    Very good point about getting control early. Toast & cheese doesn’t appeal to me as a breakfast, but it’s pretty easy to convince myself that stopping off at the Bojangles or Krystal for breakfast isn’t going to hurt anything. WRONG.

  2. katiebird April 12, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    The trolls didn’t show up here – it was at my other blog, The Confluence … I cross post the stories and I went ahead and kept the warning in just for consistency. We don’t get that much activity here anymore but the post got over 50 comments at The Confluence!  …. Stop by there if you want to see some REAL conversation!  Although, I’m hoping things will pick up here too.  I hate to let it go.

    I think we all have our triggers.  For a while I was filling water bottles at Whole Foods filtered water station for my parents (they have their own filtering system now) and every time I stopped in, I’d get a big fat cinnamon roll.  Yum.  But then, even if I didn’t need water, I’d think of something I needed from WF .. seafood or something .. and (oh yes!) pick up a cinnamon roll while I’m at it.

    If there’s anything I hate worse than wasting money, it’s wasting money and getting fat at the same time!