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Did you think I’d really shut up?

So I didn’t make it through the Whole30.  I am left to wonder how to get myself on track and get control.  So what were the problems and what can we do to fix them.

Issues:

  • Little to no control when hungry, always hungry.
  • A little slip leads to bigger slips to just coming off the rails.
  • Going nuts with quantities (always eat too much) even of good food.
  • Never want to eat at home.

I think it’s fair to say that I have some mildly disordered eating habits.  In fact in so many respects I’m not a man of self control.  It seems that I give all the focus and self control I have to my professional life and it leaves nothing in the tank for my personal life.  This results in extreme inconsistency in my adherence to dietary and fitness protocols.  Oddly I think about both of them very often.  I do something about them much less often.

So I have, what may be reasonably termed adult ADD.  How does one get control of oneself in such matters.  How does one motivate from the inside?  How does one make the desires of the logical brain turn into the actions of the more reptilian brain?

Boy I wish I knew.  So I’m going to try a few things over the next week and see how they work in improving my focus and ability to complete tasks in my life.  This is multivariate (changing more than one thing at once) so it doesn’t qualify as a legitimate scientific test.  That said I’ll give it a week and see how it goes.

Technique 1: End each day with a list of specific tasks to be accomplished the following day.

Technique 2: Start each day with 15 minutes of meditation envisioning what will be accomplished by the end of the day.

So I’m going to give these two things a try for the rest of the week and see how it goes.  I’ll report back next week.

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