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Eating less, enjoying it more

Monday, September 23, 2013

Revisiting recurring themes is one of the tools of refreshing motivation. I noticed this just a few moments ago. I woke up hungry, after my active weekend. I decided to start breakfast at 6, and to eat something I could prepare more quickly than the steel cut oats. I started with my banana while I was sipping my coffee... and I became conscious of its full flavor, and texture.

It is one of the principles of mindfulness, living in the present. If you are not careful, it's easy to slip back into just inhaling your food. So the "eat what's in the bag" reminder is really a short-cut piece of advice. emoticon

It really stands for: take the time you need to prepare food you truly enjoy. That's what belongs in the bag and on the plate. Measure it, make sure your portion sizes are "right", balance the nutritional content, all of that.

Food is one of the pleasures of life. It is to be appreciated and savored. It's fuel for a high-performance body, and the body demands high quality nutrient packed content. But that doesn't mean we leave the tastebuds out in the cold!

One thing I've noticed in my journey from where I was to where I am today is that the foods I love have changed a bit. I've found healthier choices that I truly enjoy!

So today... pack your mental bag full of healthy choices you truly enjoy. Pack your physical bag with the ones for TODAY. Then... "eat what's in the bag" as opposed to what might cross your path. And savor and enjoy each and every bite!

Yesterday's gadget comparison. Activity for the day was swimming, a little yard work, and walking:

Old-school OMRON pedometer: 13,957

Fitbit Flex: 11,980 (took it off to power it from 3 - 7:30 p.m., and put it in sleep mode where it doesn't count steps starting about 8 p.m.)

Spark Activity Tracker: 13344 (it comes off when the shoes come off, in this case between 7 & 8 p.m.)

LIFE is good. Spark on! emoticon
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