Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Week of Eating Consciously, Day 4

For "parameters" see this post.

Breakfast: 9 a.m.
  • still fighting the scale bingeing, but I will not give in!
  • once again, ravenous: awake at 7 a.m., had a coffee with hubby before he left for work, started the crossword, made sure son was up to go to his volunteer work at a local day camp and then went to read some of my favourite blogs; should have eaten around 8:30 if I really wanted to respect my hunger
  • ate food relatively slowly, at the table, having pushed away the morning newspapers but it was too small a portion and I was still most definitely hungry; played with the cat for a few minutes and then made myself something else to eat; ate it all
  • felt satisfied physically and emotionally
  • actually finished the whole crossword after breakfast (is the crossword just as important as my food??)
11 a.m. felt a bit peckish but had other things to do, let the feeling pass

Lunch: 12:15 p.m.
  • fairly hungry
  • ate leftovers at the table, no reading, speed: so-so
  • felt unsatisfied
  • got out bowl for dessert, ending up having one spoonful
In general, I'm feeling bored and sluggish. I think it's because I'm really not busy doing anything. Work is totally at a standstill, which is no surprise and no worry. I'm just a bit bored.

Snack: 2:40 p.m.
  • had a small fruit snack on my walk
Snack: 4 p.m.
  • what I really wanted was supper, but it was too early; had 3 different things, though not in large quantities; last snack (a cracker) was eaten while doing other things
Supper: 6:50 p.m.
  • horribly hungry but ate slowly; it helped that son and I ate alone (hubby working late) and actually talked together
  • enjoyed food (ate it all) but craved sweets afterward; had a small handful of dried cranberries to soothe craving


  1. Fight Scale Bingeing! YAY!
    I never weigh, not for a crusade, but just cus the thing gives me 3 different reading. That's not right!
    I think a little hunger is good - learning to listen to it and "respect" it is key!

  2. Good for you for not giving in to the scale!!

    You are doing great!