I have discovered yet another challenge while eating with awareness, that being, not doing anything else while eating. This is definitely something new for me. I am an Olympic multitasker. I rarely do one thing at a time. However, I have been getting better at it, and I can see, now, why it is important. After finishing a meal while only eating, I feel satisfied. I don’t feel as though I am thinking about what I am going to eat next or that I need seconds. I guess just being with the experience of eating is enough to keep me satisfied.
My theory on this is, before when I would eat while working, or while watching television I was missing out on the joy of eating, therefore I was seeking out more food soon after because I missed the first experience, this was an extreme eye opener yesterday. I couldn’t imagine how I would eat at work without working at the same time, but I did it. I simply shut the work down and backed away. I sat with my food and at it slowly and enjoyed each and every bite. I found that I was thinking about my next meal a lot less. I actually didn’t need two of the snacks I brought in my bag “just in case” I couldn’t make it.
I ended the day just under thirteen hundred calories and felt completely satisfied all day. Today is my midway mark through my first week’s experimentation process. I know it takes three full weeks to create a habit, and I feel like this is going to be a good one to push for but for now I am just going to concentrate on my commitment to the first week, I don’t want to get ahead of myself.
Sunday will be the start of a new week for me. I am so excited to, first of all see how this affects my weight-loss and secondly, see how this affects my overall quality of life.
I just love a good challenge, especially when it is all about improving myself. I hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday.