Friday, January 7, 2011
For This Slice of My Day by Mer
Instead of snacking at McDonald's I had a cup of water, but I did not deprive myself. I read this week that you should give yourself two bites since it is the flavor that your craving. So I got my two hot crunchy fries from my son's Happy Meal and it was darn good. As I sat there thinking about wanting more I thought-
"Do I really want more? Why?" Of course my answer was "Because this is what I usually do- eat the fries that my son doesn't want. I'm not usually hungry. I just like to eat them." So instead of eating the fries drank my water, and watching my son play. I did not feel the need to eat anymore. All it took was a moment to think and be mindful of what I am doing.
So when we got home the pizza was there waiting for us. I usually will devour a few pieces without thinking, but again I made a goal of eating one piece. I stopped eating after the one piece and started cleaning and doing laundry. Just by stopping and doing something else. It gave me enough time to realize that I did not want another piece of pizza.
For this slice of my day, I seized the mindful eating that I need to do all the time. I know with time it will become just part of the my habits of mind.