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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
    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
    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

    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
    Good job!
    1208 days ago
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