Mindful Eating Journey-Day 1-A little bit about me
Monday, December 03, 2012
A little bit about me:
I'm a recent university grad who is in that fun stage in life where you're in limbo-trying to find a job when no one is hiring. At the same time, I'm trying to figure out how to maintain my pre-university weight, after finally losing that stubborn "freshman 15" (which funnily enough, I would call it the "senior 15" instead, as that's when I gained it).
I come from a European background, and food has always, always had an important place in my life-it's the center of all family gatherings. I LOVE food, and I love to eat. I also love to cook, exercise, and learn about nutrition, as I find it fascinating.
Since I moved away from home, my eating had begun to get out of control, from late night snacking, to binge-eating, restaurant eating, and all the rest. Somewhere along the line, I realized that I had lost touch with my body/brain satiety signals, and was eating not because I felt hungry, but because I was
-it was "lunch/dinner" time
-socially pressured into it
-feeling I "had to"
-worried about hurting someone's feelings
And then there's the whole binge-eating thing. I have a wicked sweet tooth, which I inherited from my mom. I have (mostly) no problems controlling my portions when it comes to bread, pasta, fruits, veggies, etc, but put a freshly baked pie in front of me and I seem to lose my head. Finding a cure for the common cold seems to me an easier task than only having one small piece of pie. And holiday buffets/parties? Kryptonite. I am one of those people that love to try alittle of everything, and then alot of desserts. And don't even get me started on Grandma's cooking (how do you say no to that face??)
So that's me in a nutshell-that's where I'm starting from. Stay tuned for what I hope to accomplish!