Saturday, June 06, 2009
I rarely go to the movies because I see DVD's at home. But I went yesterday to be with a friend. All around me were the sounds of paper crackling and jaws flapping, making loud crunching sounds. In other words, it was like feeding time at the trough. (smiling) Yes, I know it just goes together - movie and popcorn/soda - but when I observe how much sugar is consumed, how much junk is mindlessly thrown into mouths, it's yet another reminder of why I should be patient with myself. It's been 8 months since I began to establish new patterns after a lifetime of eating junk. I can't expect overnight changes. And I realized in the theater yesterday that -- 1. I was not hungry. 2. That I did not even crave any of the buttered popcorn (that was one of my faves with butter and grated cheese) that my friend was eating. In other words, I didn't feel deprived. Major progress.