Tunnel vision

One of my resolutions this year is to stop snacking, with some important loop holes. 1) on date night, I can snack. 2) if I’m at an event that has snacking as a big part of what it is (for example, a movie with friends and everyone’s got popcorn). Really, it’s meant to keep me eating food at meal times, and after the meal is over, to stop picking away at stuff. That’s the intent.

the only thing keeping me from breaking this resolution is the fact that I don’t want to be cliche and break my resolution before I’m even out of January.

all I can think about right now is how Diana’s instant pot Mac ‘n’ cheese is sitting in the fridge, begging to be eaten. And if I didn’t eat that, I could whip up some tasty peanut noodles, or popcorn with white cheddar seasoning, or oh man the options are pretty well endless! I’d even go for an Apple.

Here’s what I do instead. I drink tea and sit with a magic bag. I have to microwave the magic bag, which makes me feel like I’m preparing something, and tea tastes pretty good so it feels like I’m having a snack. Also, keeping busy helps.