Thinking Like a Thin Person...
Thursday, September 17, 2009
This is a lot like Vandal's blog about mindless eating, but this is what I observed today.
We had a reception and ribbon cutting for a new building opening on campus. There was lovely food and a ton of it -- lots of finger foods, petit fours and bite-sized desserts, etc. Punch flowing out of a fountain.
And what I noticed was that the people eating like it was their last meal on earth were mostly overweight, while the people who were visiting and enjoying the conversation were mostly thin. It was 4:30 in the afternoon, so who should have been hungry for all that stuff? I tell you who wasn't -- the thin people.
In the past I would have been one of of those folks eating just because it was there, it was free, and I wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings! Now I am beginning to really understand that I have to guard my calories and spend them wisely.
I felt very about myself today, because after I surveyed the tables of food, I just didn't feel like anything was really worth it. The only thing I could eat on my diet, the veggies without dip, weren't even worth the bother. Someone handed me a glass of ice cream punch. It was a flavor I don't care for, and after about 3 sips I realized I didn't have to drink it, I threw it out! Such a little thing yet how empowering it felt to make that choice! The alternative would have been to consume about 100+ caloris on something I didn't even like.
I did well with all my goals today. I also felt like I had a day "thinking like a thin person."
I hope everyone also had an excellent day, especially Nancy, because I'm working hard for the first bragging rights to the 150's!