Monday, June 01, 2009
Well, so far so good on the mindful eating. I am using some of the "cook yourself thin" recipes and well, they're pretty good. I like the take on the egg mcmuffin thing, it's really good and I think it better than a fast food thing. I think I did really well today and stayed at the low end of my calorie range. I went for about a 2 mile walk, it was a little over that but I'm not sure.
Anyway, I really think that mindful eating is entirely possible. I feel it takes some work to do it and I realize I can be an emotional eater and I feel like I have made huge strides in overcoming that. It takes work, hard work in trying to overcome addictions to food. I think if someone has it firmly set in their mind to try to stop the "mindless" eating and realize what's causing them to eat and honestly confront it they can stop it. I'm not saying that I don't have challenges, I'm sure I may hit a road block. I might see oreos at the store and just salivate but I'll have to find the strength to walk away. I'm not going to say I'll never eat cookies again because I'll set myself up for failure, I'm going to say instead that I'll put off the immediate gratification until I know I'm a place where I can handle eating something like that. And I also think that I'm getting to a place where I don't want to put junk in my body. If there's junk in the body it won't run well, it's like trying to run diesel fuel in a gasoline engine, it simply won't work as it should or it won't work AT ALL. So for now, I'm leaving the cookies on the shelf and eating appropriate things to allow my body to run correctly. I also want to add that a recovering alcoholic shouldn't drink beer, so a recovering sugaholic shouldn't have refined sugar. I do not believe a person is addicted to food, a person is addicted to the feeling they get from eating certain foods. I decided to just cut out certain foods so I could recover in a sence. I hope we all can reach the goals we aim for, good luck to you and we can do this!