Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What I Learned

Wow was yesterday ever busy. That's my kind of day. I can stay out of trouble on busy days. My emotions don't have time to creep in and make me question ... well, anything.

I missed lunch yesterday but I didn't have hunger pangs or think it was time to eat because of the clock. My boss said he was leaving at 1:30 and needed something completed for his signature before he left. I was happy to adhere my schedule to get this done especially when I knew I would be out the rest of the week. It was 2:00 when I would have been able to go out and get a quick bite as I forgot to bring anything to eat at my desk from home. I knew we would be eating an early dinner so since I wasn't really hungry thought I just grab some pnut butter crackers from the vending machine to tide me over. I couldn't believe that the package of crackers had more points than what I would have eaten if I had brought my "Smart Ones" from home. I learned vending machines don't contain good lunch options.

I also learned that I treated eating the crackers as a snack as not a meal. Meaning that I continued to work at my desk and didn't pay that much attention to what I was eating. One minute there was a full package and the next, there was only one cracker left and I didn't remember those inbetween. I learned that when I eat a meal I am more conscious of what I'm eating. I can also say I am more satisfied and think I enjoy what I had just consumed more. How many times do you eat something and not even remember how it tasted?

Nothing much happened yesterday but even at that ... there are still things we can learn every day.

4 comments:

NAN said...

Oh yes and besides mindless eating, I eat too fast. I've been working on that for many years. I attribute it to being the oldest of 6 kids, but hey, what's my excuse now? Since I live alone, I often don't even sit at the table and my kitchen table is full of plants!

Bernice said...

That is so true! It's always the best day when its the last day before vacay! Enjoy you time off and leave Mr. scale out of it! HAHA!

Ann (-22 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

Great awareness!

Enjoy that well-deserved vacation too ...

Tammy said...

Oh ho ho!!! I've eaten things and not remembered how they tasted more times than I can count, lol. It's much, much better to be aware..it leads to WAY fewer calories. :)