Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Week of Eating Consciously, Day 6

Breakfast: 8:15 a.m.
  • read the paper a bit before starting to eat; I needed my news fix
  • felt hungry, so I shoved the paper away
  • the food was not my first choice, but we're trying to empty the larder before leaving; ate it thoughtfully and realized that home-made is way better than store-bought
  • did about half the crossword--after I'd finished eating
Lunch 12:10 p.m.
  • I actually really wanted to eat around 11:20 a.m. but decided that I wanted to do the elliptical trainer even more. I know I can't do yoga when I'm starving. It's too slow and thus too easy to stop and respond to a gurgling tummy. I haven't done the trainer in about a week since feeling some nasty twinges that were due (I believe) to using gym equipment last week that wasn't suitable for me. We'll see over the next few days whether I was too quick to go back to using my (wonderful) machine. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
  • despite feeling really hungry, ate at a moderate pace; didn't finish the handful of nuts I had chosen for "dessert"
  • made some slow, minor progress on the crossword after eating
Snack: 5 p.m.
  • starting to get hungry--knew I wouldn't be eating until 7 p.m. or so because hubby was coming home late
  • had a nice snack and then an almost 5,000 step walk
Supper: 7 p.m.
  • felt just the right amount of hunger when I ate
  • one spoonful of sweetness was enough at the end of the meal
  • important realization: It's easier to stop eating something I really like than to continue eating beyond fullness. This is a feeling I'd like to have a lot more often!


  1. I love your attitude---It really keeps the wind in my sails---You're so on target.

    Thank you for your blog and your support!


  2. Sean - I ('lil ole me?) keep the wind in your sails? Wow, I take that as a huge compliment.