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Paying Attention after Eating Oatmeal for Breakfast

Sunday, October 27, 2013

I had 1/2 cup of oatmeal this morning, with some flax seeds and one cup of skim milk in a non fat latte. The longer I log my food and participate in SP, the more I find that I am surely on the road of paying attention to my body. I have chosen oatmeal for breakfast more frequently lately and I recently found these quick and easy packets of rolled oats and flax seed -- no additives. They come in single serving packs and are microwavable for 2 minutes. Easy. Filling. Healthy.

I was sitting in church and paying attention and began to focus on how very good my body felt an hour or so after eating this oatmeal. I was sated. For lack of a better way of saying it -- my body felt so very good. I thought about how much this specific food felt good in my body and how this was the right amount. And that I need to pay attention to all that I eat....that it would be a wonderful thing if I could tailor my eating to feel this way all the time.

So far I know about non fat Greek yogurt and banana with cinnamon. And lentil soup. And eggplant, like in Ratatouille, with rice. I like to add cheese, but I think that perhaps cheese leaves me feeling not quite as good. I'll have to experiment and see.

I have so far to go -- down 30 and probably 110 to go. But I am here. And I am learning. And I am taking positive steps in very good Spark company.
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  • LISBETHSALANDER
    Don't look at how far you have to go, enjoy how far you've come. That's a new feeling, it's your glow! So proud of you and every step you towards your goals. Remember, nothing tastes as good as good health feels.
    1063 days ago
  • PGHP31CK
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    1068 days ago
  • MONTANAWALKER
    Isn't is great when things just seem to come together. I'm glad the oatmeal works for you. My mom swears by it. I need the protein of eggs in the morning. We are all different but all going in the same direction. Glad to be on the journey with you!!
    1068 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    So many people have this response to oatmeal. It doesn't affect me that way at all for some reason. I find that eating protein has a similar effect on me.
    1068 days ago
  • DDOORN
    Such yummy foods and better yet such potent powers of self awareness and observation!

    Way to SPARK! :-)

    Don
    1068 days ago
  • JEANNE229
    Good to listen to your body. Everyone is different.
    1068 days ago
  • HONOURIA
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  • CHERYLA2012
    We all have so far to go, whether in weight loss, or working on syncing up our brains and our bodies, or in how treat ourselves (or others), or coming to terms with self-care.

    We will get there, when we get there; and it's important that we pay attention to the lessons we encounter on the journey.

    So grateful that you shared your lesson with us today. A wonderful reminder of how important mindfulness while eating is because the experience is far more encompassing than just putting fuel in our bodies.
    1068 days ago
  • AQUAGIRL08
    I'm right there with you and have noticed the same thing. You are doing such a great job! I would bet that your overall health has greatly improved too. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1068 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    AND YOUR BODY IS SAYING THANK YOU!

    GREAT!!!!!!
    1068 days ago
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