This week I discovered something. I accidentally did an experiment on myself these last couple of weeks, totally Mad-Scientist-Not-Mad-Scientist style.
Step 1: I started drinking more water. It was because on the job I was hungry, and I didn’t have time to stop and snack (ehehehehe *ahem* yes Mom, I see now what you mean about the whole snacking thing you warned me about years ago), and the heat was starting to get to me. I started bringing this really big water container to work, filling it up constantly, and drinking liter after liter after liter.
Step 2: I started eating less. I was already trying to eat less, but suddenly, I broke through. No idea how, but I was really happy. I would get full after eating half of what I was used to.
Step 3: I stopped drinking as much water. I ran out of water in the jug at home and didn’t go get more for a couple of days. I drank a little bit while I was at work (short shifts) and some from the water bottles in my car, but not nearly as much.
Step 4: I started eating more. I feel bloated again and tired and bleeech.
I think this is where I ask you – do you see the pattern? Because I do. I’m trying to change my life here – and my habits. And I’m going to accept all the comes with it. If that means I have to drink 3 liters and pee, like, 17 times a day? So be it.
Off to do steps right now. 🙂
This is not the end.