Yes, that is what I am trying to do these days.
I did say "trying".
That means I'm not there 100% yet.
I am working on it.
So far, it's meant paying attention to what I am doing.
And you ask, "what exactly *is* that?"
Oh, let me see.
I've been eating everything in sight. Emotional eating? Not so much. It's more of a conditioned reflex. You know - see food, eat it. See more food, eat that, too. Think about food: go out of my way to find some.
Some of it has been excellent, soul-satisfyingly good food. A LOT of it has been pure junk ... and not all that tasty, but even that hasn't seemed to be a deterrent!
Moving on. I noticed in June that I was using the heat as an excuse to get zero exercise.
Put that together with the happy eating, and I've got a problem.
So, late in June, I started to do more than just pay attention. I started walking again.
June was okay - managed to get in a few hours.
July has been stellar - I've been doing 3 to 6 miles most weekdays. And since I walk at the pace of a turtle, that's meant HOURS out in the sun (mostly early morning and early evening - to and from the subway enroute to and from work). Let's just say I've already "earned" my SP 1,000 exercise minutes trophy for July! :)
I am now beginning to work on prioritising me in other ways, too. Two hours each day for walking is a good start. Now I am again planning lunches (yes, I plan them. I didn't say I always stick to the plan). And I am getting in plenty of water - all that walking seems to help.
No downward trends on the scale, but then the eating part has been SO hit-and-miss that I am not surprised.
Also planning some little non-food treats. Plays. Movie night. Open air concerts. All kinds of FUN.
In other news, I bought myself a sewing machine. And went a little crazy in the fabric store. Let's just say I have plenty of fabric for new outfits for all year if I choose to actually sew them.
So far, all I've made is a couple of skirts for my niece. Well, at least she and her friends are easy to impress.
Work is busy, but at least it's tapered to a steady state for the immediate future.
Speaking of which, I have to go get changed ...
Hope you're all having a fantastic summer!