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Frustrated by chickpeas.

Monday, April 22, 2013

I buy my chickpeas from Home Bargain as they are 1 for 3 x tins of 400g. However these say they are 72 cals per 100g. Tesco are 120 cals and Asda 110 cals.

This is quite a big difference in cals. Shall I add it to SP. a new food or take the highest cal count?

11 hours at work today. I decided to have baby bel for breakfast and it kept me surprisingly full until lunchtime. Then my chickpea salad seasoned with fresh basil, oregano, lemon juice and balsamic. By the time I got home I was weary so made do with an Ainsley Harriott cup a soup. I don't usually like packet soup but these of Ainsley's are very tasty and they are cheap at the moment at 50p a box in Tesco I think it was.

Had bread as I knew my carbs would be low because I didn't have porridge for breakfast. Ten a chopped up a small a banana with a tablespoon of low fat custard mix for a low fat banana and custard! It was lovely.

One of the things I am trying to implement at the moment is meditation. I have tried it over the years and never really got on very well. I suspect this is because I have always expected it to be something it isn't and I think it is only now I have begun to realise that it is just about being. Meditation can't be done wrong!

My goal at the moment is to meditate for at least ten minutes a day. In the last week I have managed it twice! So will have to continue with a little more perseverance. My favourite meditative thought is 'be still' and this is what I focus on. Last week I allowed my mind to wander and I imagined myself soaring through the universe, drifting through th stars and enjoying the quiet. The phrase that popped into my head during this was 'you are not alone' and I found that quite comforting.

It was an odd experience but perhaps its an indication that i am finally getting to grips with this whole meditation business?

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NEEDBU66 4/22/2013 6:21PM

    Be still, and know I am God. its a Bible verse.

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VTRICIA 4/22/2013 5:33PM

    I haven't added any foods yet but the tracker does skew American. If you eat them a lot I'd say add them.

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NEWANNC 4/22/2013 4:08PM

    I've been meditating off and on for about a year now. Just recently picked it up again and I've found it to be really helpful, just to sit and 'be'.

You are quite right there is no 'wrong' way of meditating, just different experiences. At the moment I have a lot of chatter going round in my head, so it is useful to quiet it down and just be still. Other times it has been more helpful to follow a guided meditation as my mind just wouldn't be still.

Ann
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