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I ate some crap and my body knows it. There is a bright side, however.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Yeah, I ate some crap today, namely, a processed chicken patty sandwich that the kids in my class were eating for lunch. I was sooo hungry and it was hot and crispy and it looked good. I thought about not eating it, but I really wanted it. I told myself that if I wanted it that badly, to go ahead and eat it and see how it made me feel.

It made me feel awful. Not guilty, but physically uncomfortable. First, I noticed that I ate it too fast, and it was the kind of food that was easy to eat fast. It didn't take a lot of chewing to get that baby down. About 20 minutes after I ate, I got heartburn. I haven't had heartburn at all since New Year's Eve, when I started making an effort to clean up my eating. By the time I left work, about 3 hours later, I was very hungry again, despite the heartburn earlier.

Here's that bright side I mentioned: Even though I ate the crap, I paid attention to the way I ate it and the way it made me feel. I used to get heartburn almost every day, when I ate the school food (processed garbage, for the most part), but I didn't connect the heartburn to what I had been eating. I just thought I got heartburn a lot. Today I actually made the connection between something I ate and the way it made my body feel. I wish I hadn't eaten the nasty chicken, but I'm glad that I learned something from it, at least!
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    I've learned some lessons like that, too. Oh I hate the feeling when I know I shouldn't have eaten something. Ugh! Lessons learned!!
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  • JACKIE542
    Yes, we live and learn, glad your learned from this. emoticon I think about how things make me feel before I eat them now too.
    1427 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/14/2014 9:15:22 PM
  • JUNEAU2010
    Lifestyle changes are a journey - I'll bet you'll think about it before you choose the same thing in a similar situation.
    1427 days ago
    congrats on learning the lesson. I guess sometimes we just have to learn the hard way.
    1427 days ago
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