The title of this post has been the recurring theme around these parts. This is why I made the decision to try the intuitive eating process again and also why I am taking a break (perhaps a permanent one) from training for races. It’s just not what I really want anymore and life is too short to waste on doing things that don’t make you happy. I already spend way too much time at work, away from my hobbies.
So we’re going back in time a bit. This post is about Friday’s eats. They were too good and I couldn’t just let them slide.
Green monster with skim milk, water, 1/2 frozen banana, organic frozen strawberries, frozen spinach and almond butter + 1/4t xantham gum and 1/8t guar gum
… and ready to go!
I love almond butter in smoothies. You can’t taste it but it gives smoothies real staying power!
Mixed greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower + spinach artichoke dip
+ a juicy orange. I can’t get enough of oranges these days!!!
So Friday was the most gorgeous day in Boston. It was amazing, almost summer-like. After the craziest rains (which are back again ) this weather was such a treat. I left work a bit early to celebrate. I bought Eat, Pray, Love on the way home and enjoyed a few hours with the book, some green tea and a clif mojo mountain trek mix.
The book has been on my “to-read” list for ages and last Friday I needed to read it. It goes really well with my “what do you really want” line of thinking. The heroine finds herself thinking the same thing and spends 4 months in Italy just eating… then she spends months meditating in India (I’m not there yet in the book but I’m looking forward to it ).
Eventually I started snacking again… 2 pea pesto crostini
… and THREE chocolate almond cherry clusters
So the chocolate almond clusters are delicious but there is usually another reason for overeating if you truly listen to yourself. I realized that in fact I was hungry. Of course I couldn’t peel myself off the chocolate container! So I made an early dinner…
Chipotle chicken sausage, roasted red pepper, laughing cow cheese, pesto + cucumbers on ww Tuscan pane
After taking 2 bites and determining that the sandwich was delicious, I also determined that I no longer was hungry. Doh! So I left the sandwich for Adam who happily consumed it. A few hours later…
2 mini toasts (ends from the above sandwich slices) with Samira’s baba ganoush + some soul food
This Friday was the first day of true intuitive eating. I did overdo it on the chocolates but I caught myself and readjusted accordingly. I am excited about “getting it” again. It WILL get easier.
For those that started this intuitive eating journey with me, how did you do this past week? Anything you’d like to share with us here?
For those that are already eating intuitively, do you ever eat 3 chocolate truffles and if you do, how do you feel about those instances?
Time to go to work. It’s gross out, I just want to stay in and cuddle up on the couch with some Food Network.