Tuesday, February 08, 2011
I am not really crazy about The Dr Oz show, but I happened to turn it on yesterday and found he had a couple of interesting segments. One was about EFT, but it was so ridiculously short that if you had never heard of it, you would have learned very little by watching. There was also a segment on hypnosis but that too was so short. One interesting thing though, was about being distracted while eating. I spend a good portion of my day thinking about food. But when I eat, I am doing anything but thinking about food. They did an experiment and blindfolded a woman when she ate, and she ate half of what she did when she wasn't blindfolded. So this morning while eating a scrambled egg with light cream cheese in a tortilla, i tried this. I just shut my eyes, (otherwise my husband would have been laughing his a** off) and ate. I put the tortilla down and chewed. I really got a taste of the food and enjoyed the cream cheese more than usual. Plus, i was very aware of when i had had enough. I am looking at about 1/6 of an uneaten tortilla on my plate! Every interesting.
I also have a new favorite ....... spinach!
I have been sauteing onions and spinach and then putting that onto a slice of swiss cheese or cheddar, and a sandwich thin and then grilling it like a grilled cheese. I am just using pam to spray the grill. YUM (about 230 cal)
I also have sauted the onions and spinach then added an egg, scrambled. add a slice of am cheese and put on sandwich thin. (260)
To both of these i use liberal amounts of MRS DASH.
The spinich wilts so much that i can use lots and get a veggie in at breakfast.
I have added a slice of bacon or parmesan cheese to these to change things up a bit.
Well I am off to add my leftover breakfast to the trash!
Have a great day
Friday, January 14, 2011
I have been house bound for a couple of weeks now. It has been too icy and slippery to walk outside. But I borrowed an idea from the local "coffee house men" of which my dad is one, and inserted very short screws into the soles of my Muck Boots. I put 8 in each sole. WOW does that work. I can't run, but i can safely walk down my slippery slope and make it easily to the road below.
I was bundled with several layers and tons of scarves, caps socks and mittens. There was a stiff wind but the only thing that affected was my eyes. Do I need googles too???
I didn't get carried away with speed or anything, even with the added traction i could still slip, but i had a great walk and the best part, I got out of the house.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Just listened to this podcast, IOWL #111 by Renee Stephen's, for the first time. I was trying the mindfulness technique and was trying to find the feeling in my torso region. I usually think of things first in my head and figure that must be IT. But Renee always says that if you think the feeling is in your head go to where it was before it was in your head, in the the torso somewhere. So I was sitting with the though of overeating yesterday with a specific time in mind and all I was coming up with was head thoughts. I started just poking around in all the parts of my torso and decided to just settle on a spot that had a funny feeling. This word just popped into my mind. "Empty"
That brings tears! This feels a bit scary, heck, a LOT scary!
So I thought, Renee says to just sit with the feeling, move toward it. I am afraid of feeling empty, and my rational mind said, "then eat to feel full" But the empty feeling that was REALLY there was a fear of feeling empty, empty of love of safety, of security ......(more tears here!) empty of hope of belonging of friends. all these feelings in varying degrees.
I can still feel it right now, and it does feel different but similar to hunger feelings. It is in the same area but kind of encompassing. So I am going to sit with it today, feel it and embrace it, tap on it too. I do think this is a breakthrough for me. But now what to do with this. I want to fix it. Dr. Julia, here is something to tap on tomorrow! :-)
After almost throwing in the towel yesterday, then comes a piece of the puzzle that FITS!
Monday, January 10, 2011
I just discovered a whole list of workouts, about 10 min each, on Sparkpeople. Now where has that been hiding? I think i will do several of them instead of my boring old step videos. (they're on VHS) YIKES! that old. So I am excited to try these new ones out, especially the kick boxing one and the "new you bootcamp" ones. I am headed to town and hopefully i will pick up an exercise ball, if not, i think i will order one off SP.
I love my routine of walking outside but it is nice to shake things up a bit. So maybe all the ice outside is a blessing in disguise!
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