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A BIG little accomplishment.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I have been working on only eating until I am full.

Last night's dinner was tacos. I have been eating on a little plate but the tortilla did not fit. So I decided just to use a regular plate but, that I was only going to have one. I made my taco and realized that I had put too much lettuce and tomatoes. I got a fork and ate part of it out of the taco. Then folded that taco. When I was 1/2 done with the taco I realized I was full. I think I ate one more bite just to "make sure" and then put the whole thing down. it was a big moment to realize that. I really wanted to eat the rest.

One when I just lived with my dad and one brother we went to a family after Thanksgiving day. We had a bunch of turkeys and munchie food available all day long. I ate when I was hungry but I don't really think I ate extra. I played games with the cousins I think I even played a card game with my dad's great uncle. It was a busy and fun day. But, I really did not concentrate on the food. We had to drive about an hour home. When everything was done, we got home and unloaded the car. I asked my dad and brother what they wanted for dinner. They looked at me like I was crazy and asked me why I needed dinner when we had been eating all day. Apparently I was the only one that did not really over eat that day.

I want to get back to eating just enough. I am sure that I ate some junk food that day and treats. But, I also remember that I was hungry when dinner time came.

Here is to learning what is good for me and how to be a healthy me.
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  • no profile photo CD6368142
    Nothing little about it. I hope to learn the skill myself.
    4065 days ago
    There is nothing "little" about your accomplishment today!! It was a BIG accomplishment no questions asked! Learning to eat only enough is a BIG part of what ALL of us are trying to accomplish!! Today you took the first step in aquiring the most helpful skill in this journey towards health!! WAY TO GO!!!!! Long distance high-five!!
    4065 days ago
    It's pretty amazing that you were full before the taco was gone, but doubly so that you didn't finish it anyway. Way to go!! I'm glad you shared the Thanksgiving story. My kids always come home from picnics and parties hungry and it has always annoyed me, but now that you mention it they usually just eat a small amount of food and then get back to the fun. Hope I can learn to do that soon too.
    4065 days ago
    WOOHOO!!!!! I WANT TO BE LIKE YOU! :D Congrats!
    4065 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    That was one of the premises of "thin within" eating only when hungry and stopping when satisfied, not stuffed.

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    4065 days ago
  • MAGSA10
    emoticon Glad to see that you are finding out what works for you. Keep trying to find something new each week that works for you, like exchanging a bad habit for a good one. You are on the right rack, keep it coming.

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    4065 days ago
  • no profile photo THIAGRAM
    I think realizing this is like crossing one of those big hurdles in life! Awesome! Keep up the great work!
    4066 days ago
    Awesome! Good for you!! Cheers!
    4066 days ago
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