Slow and ThoughtfulJuly 22, 2008 at 6:49 pm | Posted in Diet and Exercise | 6 Comments
Tags: diet, exercise
For me, the the lower I sink emotionally, the higher my food intake is.
The more chaotic my life feels, the more chaotic my eating becomes.
I have been mindlessly eating for days. Spiraling further and further downward. So today kept a photo journal of my food.
It forced me to slow down. To stop and think about what I was putting in my mouth. It made me more thoughtful of my eating; what I was eating and how much.
Here’s what I had for breakfast, steel cut oats with a splash of nonfat milk and a white peach.
Snack was a banana and stoneyfield go-gurt. I also had a (non-photoed) tall soy latte.
Lunch was turkey, ham, brie, lettuce, tomato and mustard on sourdough; grapes and another white peach. I ended up eating this sandwich in two halves. The half with the brie, ham and tomatoes was excellent.
Dinner was a salad, grapes, red bell pepper and bread. I had about a cup more of the salad.
At the gym I spent 35 minutes walking at in incline on the treadmill. I also did 15 minutes on the elliptical and finished with abs and push-ups.
And now, at the end of the day, I can say I am feeling more at peace with myself and life’s circumstances. But I’m still feeling low, so I’ll probably do this little exercise again tomorrow.