Sunday, October 20, 2013
I slept in and woke up at 7:30 after a good resting sleep.
Weather was lovely, 6 oC / 43 oF, sunny with mild wind.
Put on capris, a long sleeved running shirt and a very thin jacket.
Drove to the hill where I always run in the forest.
Practiced walking meditation during the warm up walk.
Started my run, clothing was fine, but after one mile I warmed up and took off the jacket. My pace was 9:35 min/mile - the cooler it is the faster I run! : )
Practiced walking meditation during each walk break and cool down walk.
Made my tea and oats porridge, and while they simmered I played with the cat.
Drank my tea standing in the sunshine on the terrace, mindfully.
Then I added grapes to my porridge, took the bowl and went back to my bedroom which looks to the west, so the trees and the red wild wine leaves bathed in sunshine. It was pleasant to look at them, and the cat left me eat in peace as he was on the other side of the door.
Sat on my bed, ate each mouthful mindfully, focusing on the taste of oats and grapes as I chewed them. I imagined how oats and grapes grew in the sun, how they came to my bowl.
When I finished three quarters of my breakfast, I felt I was full. Ate a few bites more - full.
So I left about 20% of my food - will be good for mid morning snack.
This is a unique experience for me, as I'm a chronic plate cleaner.
I always clean my plate, and I can maintain my weight by means of putting just enough on my plate. I'm always satisfied at the end of my meals, but if there was more on my plate / in my bag I would certainly continue eating... So this breakfast was a great breakthrough for me : )
My goal is to eat at least my breakfast and dinner mindfully, not doing anything else.
Breakfast, because that is the most spiritual part of my day so it comes easily.
Dinner, because evening is the time when I'm most vulnerable to mindless eating and binging.
At snacks and lunch I let myself do as I like: eat mindfully or watch a movie with my son or read or Spark...
Now I'm off to finish paperwork I didn't do on Friday.