One fellow blogger wrote that it takes a month to change one’s behaviour. It takes one month to learn a new habit. I guess that is true because a bit more than a month into my eat better lifestyle, I can report some changes beyond just the lost pounds.
Today, I went shopping for this weeks groceries. I have never minded shopping for food before (clothes shopping is something different) but I know that my cart usually held an fair number of treats and overly processed food.
Today, I bypassed most of those things quite easily. I didn’t feel the tug of chocolate bars or ice cream. Potato chips didn’t wink at me in the aisles. In fact, I was much more concerned about hunting down new vegetables and fruit to eat. It was a weird thing. I was even able to only minimally glance at the pizza aisle, and it wasn’t with too much regret that I kept going.
All in all, I walked out pretty quickly, and really hadn’t spent that much money. Of course, the lure of treats (and rewards for good behaviour) are not going to completely go away, but I was surprised at how little pull they had for me today. I may need to be on my guard in the future, but wow, what a difference a month makes.
So, in case it wasn’t obvious, such low stress and guilt free shopping is Today’s Perfect Moment.