Monday, July 20, 2009

A Week of Eating Consciously, Day 3

For "parameters" see this post.

Breakfast: 9:30 a.m.
  • ravenous, but also feeling an urge to scale binge; beat the urge
  • ate the full portion of breakfast slowly; still bored silly--must take a picture of the kitchen clock and post it; managed to stretch out eating a modest bowl of porridge over 6 whole minutes; thought longingly of the crossword puzzle but stayed away
  • felt about 80% full but had a glass of water and my morning vitamins
  • did the crossword (not completely, it's tough)
  • felt fairly emotionally satisfied
Snack: 11:30 a.m.
  • ravenous
  • quick snack since I was going out for lunch with my cousin. Why eat now? In order to avoid devouring a shoe (or something even less healthy) in the next hour or so.
  • ate the snack quickly, but still, one piece at a time.
  • felt fine
Lunch: 1:15 p.m.
  • did the right thing by having a snack, wouldn't have been able to survive until lunch, otherwise
  • hungry, but not ravenous
  • ate slowly since we were also chatting away; left some of main course on plate and enjoyed a small but scrumptious dessert
  • happy all 'round
Supper: 7:15 p.m.
  • no afternoon snack (hanging out with my cousin), so ravenous by about 5:45 p.m.
  • made a great, very healthy supper
  • ate with hubby and one son at the table--they were mostly reading the paper, I managed to stay focused on the food
  • speed: quicker than I'd like
  • ate complete, reasonable portion, plus a few pieces of mango for dessert
  • felt really full but as I write this at 9:15 p.m., I'm starting to feel a bit peckish
Snack: 10:15 p.m.
  • ate at table, took snack out of box to eat, ate pieces one at a time
  • feeling bored; looked at crossword as I ate--found some solutions but didn't write them in!

I did not scale binge today. Truly a non-scale victory in the most literal sense of the word.


  1. Slowing down the entire process has been a big factor in my success so far. Congrats on the strides you're making.

  2. What is scale bingeing? It's nice to see somebody else out there trying to eat intuitively. I love your comments with regards to what you're thinking at the time you eat.