Thursday, February 11, 2010

So very tired

This evening has been one of those weird nights when everything seems to converge and need to occur at once. But! I still got the two or three pieces of fileable mail filed. No headway on the Box, but again, I'm not too worried about it. It'll happen before the end of the week, and I got the challenge-y part of the challenge done. Extra credit can wait.

In the meantime, I'm unsure if seven days of anything is enough to start a new habit. For a few days after vegetarian week, I had a bit of a vegetarian hangover -- that is, I thought twice about eating meat. I still think of lunch and breakfast as being veg time, which is sort of ideal, actually, since it means more fresh fruit and fewer Sausage McMuffins, one of which I could TOTALLY go for right now. And since no-buying-things week involved my going to the gym over lunch instead of shopping or eating out, I'm expecting to continue that throughout the week -- again, pretty ideal. But now, instead of starting out with "I'm going to go get a steak sandwich for lunch" and then thinking, "no, can't buy anything" or "no meat, dork", I'm going about it the opposite way. I'm starting out thinking, "gotta eat this salad and soup and then go to the gym" and then thinking, "well, I don't have to..." Thus far I've been successful in righting that thinking (with some room for fun, of course), but it's sad to me how pitifully easy my brain is to short-circuit.

1 comment:

  1. There's an old saw in Weight Watchers that it takes 21 days to make a habit. I have no idea if that's true or not but yeah, I think it takes more than a week for something to truly latch on. That doesn't mean I don't like this project of yours though!