So, I have a confession to make – last week’s spoonful, mindful eating, was a complete failure.
I attempted to focus on the food, and I’d usually start off strong, but my mind kept wandering, wishing I could be reading or catching up on my Twitter feed or even reviewing my to-do list. Just sitting there drove me absolutely crazy! I’ve always been like that though – as a kid, I took a book everywhere with me, even frequently attempting to read while actively walking. So I just don’t think this one is for me.
However, I do still need to work on being aware of what I’m eating. So instead of worrying about what I’m doing while I eat, I’m going to switch my focus to keeping a food diary. I did this sporadically this week, but when I gave up on mindful eating I sort of let it all go out the window.
Not this week! I’m going to do my best to remember to take photos of everything I eat, and write down what I forget about. I’m hoping that by focusing on vigilantly recording everything, I can curb my grazing, or at the very least try to pinpoint specific triggers. I’m not going to focus too much on calories, but instead just work on getting a better idea of when and why I’m eating, and whether I’m taking in a good nutritional balance.
I’ll be posting my daily diaries to add some accountability – I know I said this last week, but I really will do it this time Sometimes you just have to accept that things aren’t always going to go the way you planned, and all you need to do is step back, reevaluate, and keep trying!