I was in one of my book-buying phases last month. I didn’t mean to buy so many, but there were some books coming out last month that I wanted, and then whenever I buy on Amazon I have to do the free shipping so I end up scrambling to find something to hit the $25 minimum. I ended up having to do 3 separate orders to get what I wanted. But this is just between you and me, okay? And yes, I’ve heard of the library.
Oh and this:
Well, this wasn’t really a filler item, it was a book I’d been wanting to read for a while: Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat, by Michelle May, M.D. Keep an eye out for a future post reviewing this book.
Anyway, I haven’t finished it yet, but I figured I didn’t have to wait to implement some of the mindful eating ideas. The most important one — asking myself if I’m really hungry before I eat. Just that one question can make such a difference. Another important idea — that no foods are off limits. There are no “good” or “bad” or “should” foods.
Let’s see how I did today with my eats. And please do excuse the shit-tacular pictures today. I took them with my iPhone and I must have caught it on a bad day.
I waited until I was at work and hungry before I ate breakfast. I had my favorite breakfast sandwich, because it tastes good and keeps me satisfied for a few hours.
For lunch, I joined a couple coworkers and we went to a Chinese restaurant just down the street from our office. I looked over the menu quite a few times, since there were a lot of things that appealed to me. In the end, I decided on the spicy basil beef.
This was really good. I nibbled on the veggies first, drank my water, and focused on not wolfing my food down. I started feeling full about 1/3-1/2 way through so I made myself stop.
They served us chocolate-dipped fortune cookies afterwards! This was the perfect amount of sweetness to end the meal.
Lunch kept me full and satisfied for the whole afternoon. On the way home, I started to get hungry, but the only thing I had with me was a small, snack-sized bag of chips. So I ate them and enjoyed them. No pics, since I was driving! 🙂
After I got home, since it was so nice outside, I decided I wanted to take advantage of it and go for a walk. Normally, I would be obsessing over how fast I was walking, how far I was walking, and how much I was potentially burning. Today, I went without any music, just myself and my thoughts. I walked at a pace that felt right to me and didn’t push myself to go any particular distance. It was such a nice and refreshing walk!
For dinner, we decided to cook some turkey burgers on the George Foreman. I also baked some fries and the last of the pizza rolls we had lurking in the freezer.
I had a turkey burger with a slice of 2% pepperjack on a sandwich thin, some fries, some chickpea-Greekish salad, and some undocumented pizza rolls. I had made the salad last night to keep in the fridge for the next couple days so I could just grab it and go in the mornings. Not the best idea, I think this is one of those salads that is best when it’s made just before you eat it. I only had a bite or two of it and and decided not to finish it. But I enjoyed the rest of my dinner.
I thought I wanted something sweet after dinner, but I really don’t. So I won’t!
Now it’s all well and good to feel all virtuous for one day. I know it’s not something you just wake up one morning and decide to do and can keep up with. So I make no promises, except that I will try to be more mindful when I eat.