10 pounds to go.......with ALL my senses intact.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Ok I'm a little PO'd at myself, no A LOT!! I ignore my signals to myself....really I must be daft. I got to 139 (my goal) then decided it wasn't a safe goal, so my new goal is 132. Why is it I've had to bounce around 139 so many times this year? I DID figure that out. It's because I haven't REALLY changed mentally. I just followed a strict eating plan for long enough to get past my first plateau. Now that I've reached plateau #2, my evil twin keeps reminding me this isn't as much FUN as it was before!!
So, my new plan is kind of my old plan, with a few changes. First, I want to give each of my senses equal time when it comes to food. Seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting, and the most ignored.....FEELING.
The first 3 (seeing, smelling,hearing) come into play before the food passes your lips. Then the tasting. THEN the feeling. The feeling doesn't come first!! You might think a craving is a feeling, but it is ONLY a thought. NOT a feeling. The FEELING part comes once you've eaten the food.
If I've eaten well, I feel great. If I've over-eaten or made poor choices I feel like CRAPPO!!!!
So I am determined THIS WEEK ALONE to be my own lab rat in my own experiment. I am going to consider the FEELING each food will give me, if I allow my senses to dictate what I am eating I better throw in a good dose of self-control, otherwise I will be feeling bloated, rock-like, lethargic, and let's not forget grumpy!! hehehe. If I must cave to something off plan, it better be a cave that is the size of a kernel of corn so it doesn't change my FEELING. This is what I want to learn to do. Enjoy everything, in moderation, with my feeling considered before the seeing, smelling, hearing and tasting.
What if you didn't have one of those senses? How would you eat then? You might say you don't need hearing to enjoy eating, but I like to hear popcorn popping, or stir fry sizzling, or the timer going off to tell me something is "done". What if we couldn't see our food? How much fun is it to eat when you are congested and can't smell? What if the smell changes? Kinda ruins it doesn't it?
So senses of mine, we are at an impasse - EQUAL TIME FOR ALL THIS WEEK.