Tuesday, August 11, 2020
OK...the pandemic has not been good for my health. I have used too many excuses for eating far too many unhealthy snacks. I have used the excuse of cooking at home to prepare too many homemade cobblers, cookies and cakes. Enough is enough!
Friday August 7 I began in earnest to eat mindfully. I am concentrating on NOT eating between meals. If I am ravenous, I make sure that I eat a healthy snack. For each of my three meals, I am carefully considering which healthy foods to put on my plate. The first 2 or 3 days I thought of food constantly, and I felt hungry most of the time. Each day is getting a little bit easier.
Today I put on a tight fitting running shirt that used to look good on me just a couple years ago. Today it highlights a body that is NOT in really good shape. (Too many hours spent in the recliner and too many mindless snacks. ) I think I will start to wear these unflattering shirts around the house on days that I need a reminder that I have work to do! Each time I consider an unhealthy food choice, the shirt will remind me not to do it!
Today is Day 5 of mindful eating, and I am motivated!