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Day 17 - End Overeating, Part 2

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I am trying to "leave food on my plate", which is Day 17 of the Beck book.

This is not always easy -- do you know how rarely I (and probably you) eat off a plate??

However, I was VERY mindful today. I actually did NOT scrape the bottom of the yogurt container 25 times. I did NOT eat the apple down to the seeds and stem. At dinner I did NOT eat the entire can of green beans. We also had fresh asparagus that I roasted in the oven, and IT ABOUT KILLED ME NOT TO EAT THE LAST THREE SPEARS. DH didn't want them because he was full (can you even imagine??). So I actually wrapped them up and put them in the fridge.

THREE LOUSY SPEARS! Now this seems stupid to me because 3 asparagus spears are about 12 calories. Total. But I'm trying to look at the big picture and just follow Beck's plan because she's the expert, not me.

I even checked the clock before I sat down to dinner. I'm going to work to make it a rule not to get up from the table until 20 minutes are up. I may eat all my food, but I'm not going to leave the table.

I'm really serious you guys, I'M GOING TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

Till tomorrow!


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  • NANCY-
    ooooooo... those spare spears would be good with a scrambled egg. sorry I haven't had breakfast yet.

    You are doing....
    3432 days ago
    I am cheering because of your fabulous choices!!! I began this step on February 1 of this year, and it has been doing amazing things in my head all month. Somehow it broke a stranglehold several of my food issues had on me. Thanks be to God.

    Leaving a bit of food was radical for me. It was so difficult, as you said, but I am sticking to the process like you. I was whooping and pounding on the desk when you said "follow Beck's plan because she's the expert, not me," because I found that to be key, absolutely key. You are courageous and it spurs me along so much to hear you thinking through these things.

    Honestly, your blog gave me a huge lift. emoticon
    3432 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/24/2010 10:21:49 PM
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