Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Something completely WEIRD happened this morning! For breakfast, I was making steel-cut oatmeal w/ cinnamon, a whole chopped apple, & a tablespoon of dried berries, which was all going to be topped w/ 2 tbsp of vanilla yogurt & 1 tbsp of sliced almonds. However, as I started to put the cooked "1 serving" (as stated on the box) of oatmeal into my bowl, I realized that it was actually going to be too much for me to eat.
I had eaten the same entire recipe a few weeks ago & was definitely overly full afterwards. So, this morning, I decided that even if it was supposed to be one serving, I could choose to eat half of the oatmeal/apple/raisin mixture w/ the full amount of yogurt & almonds for breakfast & if I felt like eating the rest as a snack or for another day, I could. A true epiphany for me!
Am sure this seems all too obvious to most people, but realizing that I can choose to eat smaller amounts of some things is really freeing for me! It means that I can use those calories for other times of the day - Hallelujah!