I’ve noticed recently that there have been a couple of ‘bad’ eating days that I have mentioned on here. You would think that I would be frustrated by that fact, but I actually find it oddly reassuring.
We notice the things that are most out of the ordinary. Stuff that is commonplace fades into the background and is rarely recognized. It used to be the case that I would be really excited if I was able to pull off an on-track food day.
But those ‘good’ days are all strung together now into one long successful pattern. I barely notice that I am doing well because I have gotten used to it. It’s like my default has been replaced. There’s nothing remarkable about my day to day habits and so I only take stock when I am not following my typical routine.
The fact that I am noticing the times that I am off is really great! It means that I have become so fully entrenched in this new lifestyle that I can immediately discern the days when I have trouble sticking to the plan. My norm has completely changed!