Only 20 Minutes
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Today's challenge on Spark Coach was to make my meals last 20 minutes and to not eat while watching TV or using the computer. Okay I thought I can do this. But I have been eating in front of the TV for years. In fact the only time I turn it on during the day is to keep me company while I eat. So I started out with breakfast, a bowl of cream of wheat. I did not turn the NEWS on and ate as slowly as I could putting the spoon down between bites but there was no way I could make that last 20 minutes.
Now for lunch I thought I would try to lick this thing. I started out cutting 4 stalks of celery in to bite size pieces and eating them with ranch dip. I then ate 2 slices of the fresh loaf of rye bread I bought today. I ended my meal with 6 oz of yogurt. I chewed every bite until it was much, not some thing I am use to doing. I did not turn the TV on to watch the afternoon NEWS. Well I did it I made that meal last 20 minutes.
Now I am getting ready to cook and eat dinner. I am making stir fried chicken and vegetable with steamed rice. I am putting a lot of vegetables in this meal so I can have two servings. I am only eating one cup of rice. I am going to eat every bite until it is mush. I am going to use chop sticks, some thing I am fairly good with. I am going to take sips of diet coke between every other bite. I am not turning the TV on to watch the evening NEWS. I bet this meal lasts more then 20 minutes.
I hope nothing important went on today like maybe getting a new Pope.