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I Eat Breakfast Now

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

I struggled with tracking for a couple of days but I'm back in the groove now. Having a bad result on the scale coupled with some busy days kind of knocked me back. There was a get-together (belated holiday) with some relatives at a very nice brunch -- $65 a plate -- with champagne mimosas and a menu straight from foodie heaven in which I conducted myself with common sense and restraint but my downfall was a bag of imported Dutch cookies that were gifted to me by my Dutch sister-in-law along with a Marzipan struedel. I did eat them and I didn't track them nor did I even look at the calorie count because I knew. I knew.
It's okay though. I haven't weighed nor will I until my designated weigh day on Friday. I've done really well in other areas and employed mindful eating and healthier choices. The best takeaway I've gotten this week though is that I have started being hungry and eating at breakfast time. From what I understand, this is a good sign that my metabolism is becoming healthier. I've done a lot of fasting and feasting over the years and I've never been hungry in the morning. My usual former routine was to drink coffee in the morning and not start eating food until late in the afternoon and then I'd overeat in the evening while reading or watching television. So a switch has taken place where I'm eating smaller meals more frequently and I've begun to honor that morning hunger rather than ignoring it by having breakfast. And I've really noticed an impact that has on my nighttime eating and that's a good thing.
I noticed also that eating those rich cookies made me feel yucky. They tasted phenomenal but my body didn't feel good afterwards so it's good that I'm making a conscious connection between what I eat and my energy levels, pain levels, mood.

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