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Unplanned bite

Monday, April 09, 2018

Took DH out to lunch because he is volunteering at church picking up furniture for the rummage sale. Ordered exactly what I had planned and tracked; 2 scrambled eggs, bacon, a side salad with lemon juice because they didn’t have oil and vinegar and iced coffee.

DH ordered a salad with grilled chicken. His salad came with fresh mushrooms. I love mushrooms. I could tell DH was getting full and he wouldn’t finish his salad. Before I knew it I took one of his sliced mushrooms and ate it. Then I took 2 more slices. Finally I realized those mushrooms were not my food. I hadn’t planned them or tracked them. I could hear the sabotaging thoughts “but I have the calories to spare and they are so low calorie”....

Finally, I heard the helpful thoughts. You ate an unplanned food. You want all those advantages you wrote yesterday. Okay, don’t FEEL bad. It was a temporary mistake but you can get back on track immediately.

I had small slip but I did hear the helpful thought and stop the behavior. What’s different? This time I FEEL proud that I recognized the unplanned eating and even more proud that I stopped the eating. Absolutely the best part is that I FEEL good about my awareness and that I could change the thought, change the behavior and FEEL good about the change in my thinking. No guilt. No, I’ve blow it. Wow, that FEELS so good.

I tracked those mushrooms. It’s a good day on the journey.
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  • SPICY23
    Wow. Way to stay aware. So easy to be distracted during a social meal. You nailed it all the way.

    Peace and Care
    1207 days ago
  • STRONGDAWG
    Good job for not beating yourself up. Mushrooms, as you said, as small and not very significant. However, the behavior is a big deal. Next time it might be a tougher decision, like a spoonful of ice cream that can lead to all kinds of indiscretions. Your resistance muscle just got a little stronger! Good job.
    1208 days ago
  • JMARIES51
    Yes, I love that attitude. I used to feel so guilty about eating unplanned food. It was really an eye opener when I realized how judgmental I was of myself. And the whole way it goes together with giving yourself recognition of catching yourself and feeling proud about that -- it is very liberating.
    1208 days ago
  • _RAMONA
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    Basically the way I view Beck for myself, is that it's a road map for taking full responsibility for myself, without judgement... Beck gives me the roadmap to follow while both disciplining AND nurturing/encouraging my inner brat. Because my inner brat gets what she needs (acknowledgement and grace), she can then stop agitating and allow me to get what I need (what I want most NOW). Beck for me is about living in an authentic and gracious way.
    1208 days ago
  • SWALLIS7
    Good job!
    1208 days ago
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