As I mentioned last week, I have a sugar problem. To help, I’m tracking my sugar intake, and already I have noticed how effective shame can be. As the list started to grow with entries sometimes separated by minutes, I started conveniently forget that I had eaten three cookies and chased them with trader Joes “Sweet N Juicy mangos” around 2 am somewhere between Charlotte and Nashville on the bus whilst watching Star Trek in my bunk.
This behavior continued as I was in whole food in Nashville, and they had these coconut cookies that I can only find in the southern WF stores that are amazing, so as usual I buy two. They also had the blueberry muffins I like that the WF in LA is always out of, but the shame kicked in. Then there was the time in Orlando I forgot to eat but realized I had a pack of Gummie peaches in my go-bag and ate them all before realizing I should write down the time and date.
This was an interesting experiment. Rich was on to something with this whole keeping track of what you eat and do thing. I guess it’s like running a business. I never thought to run my body like a business, because like all things in life there are patterns to follow, and if you don’t dictate the pattern yourself, your body/ business will do it for you.
My roomie when we stop is a fitness guru, and between our talks and workouts, I’m starting to understand my little machine more and more. This week’s challenge is to balance food intake: sugars, carbs, complex carbs and proteins. Because a healthy body is a nourished body. In the meantime, I am going to try to enjoy my time off for the next two days in Miami!
P.S. I feel like I’m in a rap video here.