Mistake #1: I make almost all my meals from scratch and for me that involves test-tasting everything to death. Then I sit down with my 1/2 to 3/4 c. and I'm really not hungry, but eat it anyway. Now that is dumb...just because it is there I have to eat it.
Correction: I've taken to drinking tea or water while I'm fixing food to keep my head out of the pot so I will be hungry when I sit down to a meal.
Mistake #2: When I sit down with my family for a meal, I don't really concentrate on my food. I correct GK table manners, catchup on my DH's day, get up and get more things for the family,talk, talk, talk, etc. Correction: Concentrate on how I'm feeling when I'm eating, what the food tastes like. I eat too fast and get clogged and have to eat my dinner in two phases a lot of times. When I'm comfortable stop eating, not JUST finish it off because it is there.
Mistake #3: I eat little meals five to six times a day and really don't ever feel real hungry. Correction: I'm trying to cut back on this because I think that I'm doing too much grazing! I do have a problem with low blood sugar at times, but not near like I did right after surgery. I'd like to feel a real need for food instead of when I THINK I need food.
Mistake #4: My water intake stinks! Correction: I've set new goals to drink half my water before noon and the other have before 7:00 before I go to work. If I don't big fat kidney stones are in my future for sure!
Mistake #5: Too many easy snacks around here. Correction: Send them out of here and don't bring them back in.
Mistake #6: My exercise program stinks and in this weather is non-existant.
Who am I kidding. Snow is piled up to my butt, little GD can't walk in it, and my back is bad so that means I don't have to exercise! Corrections: Balogna! I've got Leslie Sansome walking tapes, Dancing Grannies Tapes, Zumba tapes, back exercises from physical therapy, small arm weights, big old stationary bike, etc. Even if I was on my death-bed, I have something that I could do.
Feel free to add to this list. I'm sure I've missed many of my MISTAKES, but these are up-most in my mind right now.