I never realized how much mindless munching I do.
Pop a bag of popcorn for Chloe; grab a couple fluffy kernels for myself.
Smear some peanut butter on ritz crackers for the kids' afternoon snack; eat the remaining peanut butter off the spoon.
Open a cup of mandarin oranges in light syrup; drink the "juice" so it won't spill.
A peppermint candy here; a little piece of cookie there.
Twice today I had to spit food out of my mouth that I had - literally - mindlessly put in there.
It's so easy to just pop a small morsel of calorie-packed food into my mouth without giving it a second thought.
Is it any wonder that, when I add up my calories at the end of the day, I have no idea why I'm not in better shape than I am?
It hit me like a swiss cake roll today as I tried to reverse-swallow the "light syrup" that was sailing down my throat. I am probably "forgetting" hundreds of calories a day because I'm eating them one small bite, one convenient sip, one careless gulp at a time.
Day 1. Lesson learned.