It seems like motivation is running rampant in the blogging world these days, and I’m not immune to this infectious energy that is taking over. Since I made a solid decision to eat better and try to be more mindful of MOVING more, I’ve lost 11 pounds, and I feel really great! It’s funny how any move in the negative direction on the scale results in serious motivation to keep it up, isn’t it?
My biggest problem, I’m rediscovering, is really about portion control. If I’m being mindful of what I’m eating, I know what a reasonable portion is. The problem, of course, is that I really don’t eat mindfully. The mindful eating problem has become far worse since having kids, and man it’s a something I struggle with every day.
If I’m hungry, I eat – how much I eat depends on whether or not I’m paying attention to the food that I’m putting into my mouth or onto my plate. Yes, I eat if I’m stressed, and sometimes even if I’m just plain bored, but those are far easier for me to overcome….this one has me stumped.
Sometimes I have to eat on the run, and I’m always eating and paying attention to stories about school or an exciting recollection of just what songs the Wiggles sang on that particular day. I eat, and then when I’m done whatever food I decided to wolf down (yes, sometimes it’s just as pretty as it sounds), I think “Huh, I wonder if I really needed to eat that?”
So, that seemingly simple problem, really has me stumped. I’m not sure how I’m going to tackle this – any other moms (or any busy people, really!!) out there have suggestions about how to eat mindfully while tending to life?