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mini revelation

I've always heard that when you're trying to lose weight, among other things, you should sit down for your meals and never eat "on the run." Apparently, when you give your meal thought and attention (for lack of a better way to put it), you're more likely to eat sensibly and not shove empty calories down your throat.

Well, this morning I got myself a piece of chocolate cake - - REALLY yummy, super good chocolate cake. As soon as I sat down to eat it, I got distracted with about 20 different things. One kid needed help getting dressed, another one needed a diaper change, then the phone rang, etc., etc. In between tasks, I took bites of the cake and before I knew it, it was gone. I felt like I didn't get to ENJOY it because I was so distracted. And because of that, I felt entitled to another piece of cake - one that I could enjoy "properly."

Is that crazy, or what??

Looks like I have some re-thinking to do...

Mon. Aug 14, 2:54pm

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don't feel alone in this. it happens to me all the time. no matter how many times i tell myself i am going to take the time it never seems to happen. it is a battle that i will just have to keep working on unless someone knows a way to put the world on hold . lol till then fight the good fight !

Monday, August 14, 2006, 4:33 PM

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I guess this goes to show that sometimes you can't have your cake and enjoy it too!

I'm bumping this b/c I think it's a pretty important message. If you're going to eat something, really enjoy it. Sit down for pete's sake - don't stand and eat. If we're all so excited about food we might as well enjoy it rather than shovelling it in our mouth when we get the chance!

Open mouth, insert, chew, and ENJOY!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 1:29 AM

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There was a thread a while back about food prep and presentation and how taking the time to enjoy your food for many of us meant we never felt deprived, and I know I'm less prone to snacking if I took the time to enjoy my food. (I for one never eat out of tupperware containers- I only eat off of plates- even at work)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 3:01 AM

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