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Day 22--recognizing the world around you

Thursday, March 27, 2014

After yesterdays heavy focus on look at your food...taste your food..enjoy your food...
Today they spring on me...that you can multitask while eating..?????

HUH ....What? I just got told to not do anything but focus on there is an exercise to do other stuff while eating? Whas up with that?

Reality is..we cannot create a bubble that we move into when we eat. Perhaps a few meals or a few practice sessions of total absorption , then real life moves into your arena. The phone rings & you WANT to talk to that person...the kids need your rolls over your perfect plan to be 100% focused on food.

yep while we are plotting to be happens..& that crash in the back of the house will definitely take you away from your plate! Or that sunset your DH calls you to look at will make you lose focus on that lil ole plate of food.


So the suggestions today were...once again ..practice...

First sit down with your food...appreciate the appearance of it..the colors & textures..then the aroma that is causing your lil lips to quiver in anticipation..then that first perfect bite.
The flavor ..the texture...the enjoyment of that bite. Then put your fork down..get up & walk about look at the sunset..with your plate in your hand..the food is still there you have not forgotten it. then sit down & again focus on the food..

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Each of us has our "interrupters"...or things we like to do while eating..I love to have music on..but I can enjoy the music & still focus on the food. That indeed is what this lesson is all about. We do not have to isolate ourselves..actually I enjoy a meal with a group that is involved in a lively converstation...the food seems to taste better...but you have to focus on each bite..then focus back on what is being said..& we all have learned to split our attention in order to focus on multiple things..multitasking...oh yeah.

So the idea is..multitask with your food..just never fall into Mindless Eating where the food goes in your face & you are not aware of it.

Long day..busy day..ready to call it a day.....

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DUSTYPRAIRIE 3/29/2014 8:10AM

    Good lesson. I find I spend time preparing the food and getting into the textures and colors, appreciating the aromas. When it comes to sitting and enjoying it, well, that's another story.

I have found that I eat faster if I'm nearby someone who is eating quickly.

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CIPHER1971 3/29/2014 5:56AM

    I want the kitty in the last pic.

Interesting lesson, not sure I am in a place to apply it at the moment

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68ANNE 3/28/2014 10:17PM

    I need a new one too

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KATIE5668 3/28/2014 10:56AM

    I must say I agree . the entire purpose for this lesson seemed to be for you to keep your focus on food...but to be able to divide & move between an activity & your food .
If this lesson makes little sense I apologize..but am presenting what is there..doing my best to present it in a manner that reflects my understanding of the lesson of the day....only 78 to go!!
This will take us into mid June...hmmm...OK if that is what it is..then so be it!!
have a Blessed to lunch with a friend.
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JUSTYNA7 3/28/2014 12:26AM

    Hmmm. I'm not sure I understand the exercise. I know I get too busy and get pulled away from my food (my coffee more often... where the heck is it?) and then I'll miss a meal, not be hungry. THAT is not what they are talking about. I love socializing over a meal and I don't think that is it either. OK, I don't really get it but I also did not get the cullinary date thing in the writing diet. Mindful yes and mindless no. No matter what the distractions are? Being still able to make good choices even when other people are making ones that are not good role models for me? Being able to keep my needs in focus when the food monster is seeing an opportunity? OK now maybe I get it...

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