Day 75 add ME (mindful eating) to MT (mentally tough)
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Yesterday afternoon I grazed when I got home. Healthy grazing, but grazing none the less while I cooked dinner.
Carrots and hummus.
A few tomato pieces.
I was hungry when I came home; I ate my lunch early at 11AM. I did not stop from 11:30 on. I planned on a few carrots but started multi-tasking (that dirty word).
Chatting on the phone with DD2, cutting Brussels sprouts to fry up with garlic and dried tomatoes, I finished about a tablespoon left of hummus in a container. Then I opened another...without thinking twice...and continued eating and talking and cooking. The carrot bag had only about 10 pieces but I hadn't intended to eat them all. Only finish the hummus in one container.
I pulled 3 pieces of tomatoes from the container; at least I counted.
What made me open the second? Did I switch from "I'll finish the hummus" to "I'll finish the carrots?"
I didn't need the tomatoes.
I think I didn't need the distraction of eating while conversing AND cooking.
I still was within range and I also recognized something I'll have to avoid in the future!