When I was in high school, my physics teacher showed us the movie Mindwalk in class, and it blew my mind! You can watch the whole thing on Youtube if you have two and a half hours to spare, but the synopsis is this: to understand something, to really understand it, you shouldn’t look at it in isolation, but instead, look at how it fits into a bigger picture, and affects everything it touches.
I want to understand why I don’t usually eat well. To do that, I need more than a list of which foods have the most nutrients. I have that knowledge, and it isn’t enough. To conquer overeating, I have to consider what factors in my environment affect the choices I make. And to do that, I need to look at the bigger picture.
I looked around today, and here’s the first thing I saw:
Of course I’m not cooking healthy food.
When I look into my kitchen and see this, the last thing I want to do is cook. This sight makes me want to eat something out of a box – the less prep the better.
My sink doesn’t always look this way, but it looks like this at least once a week. I get busy taking care of Troy, lose time social networking and blogging, and before I know it, my sink is piled high with dirty dishes.
So losing weight isn’t just about knowing what to eat – it has to be about time management too. But if I make a rule that all the dishes have to be washed before I go to bed, can I keep it? There’s the question. If I want to be healthy, the answer should be yes.
P.S.: I followed it today:
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