How was your weekend?? Did you manage to be mindful of your eating? Here is what Mary DeTurris Poust has to say about this in her book, Cravings:
"As you work your way through this book, try to become more aware of your eating habits. I'm not talking about counting calories or carbs. I'm talking about a general, guilt-free awareness. Don't attach judgment to anything. Just observe."
To help you with this Mary has a GREAT 10 Step plan in the form of a printable bookmark FOR FREE on her website - CLICK HERE to check it out! I've got mine tucked into my book - yes I am still on Chapter One . Honestly, I don't want this to be one of those fade experiences, I want to really work at making real change and developing GOOD HEALTHY habits. *Grateful that the author has been following this thread -and made me aware of this WONDERFUL cliff-note resource tool created by Ave Maria Press! (p.s. just noticed when I went to get the link that they are having huge $5 book sale... don't miss it!!)
So today and tomorrow... I am going to be looking at triggers. What sends me to the bag of chips or jelly bean bag. I am definitely more of a SUGAR girl than a chocolate or salty one! I remember when I was a kid, taking the biggest spoon I could find, running it under water, and then scooping out a HUGE mound of grape Kool-Aid and devouring the sugary goodness (and doing so several times a day). What sent me to the pantry for those sugar filled moments, is probably still sending me to the snack drawer to steal the kids fruit snacks!
The last question I will ponder from Chapter One of Cravings:
Can you pinpoint triggers that send you to the pantry? Is it (or are THEY) work-related, relational, spiritual or physical?