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Our bodies talk, BUT DO YOU LISTEN

Friday, October 09, 2009

Today is my birthday and I went out for a nice dinner with dearest hubby. We went to the Cheesecake Factory (had gift certificate from wedding last year). It is now 11:30 pm (PST) I just finished my food tracking had to see. Yes I went over my calories about 300.
BUT this is the startling news, my body TALKED to me, honestly. I had planned to have grilled salmon, as I was eating this really nice dinner I had eaten about 1/3 of the fish and veggies, I didnt order potatoes, I felt my body tell me I was getting FULL. Live what??!!! I kind of remember in some past life it had done this before, but I didnt always pay attention. Well tonight I did!!! and I stopped eating with about half my meal done. I wanted to save room for dessert. I honestly stopped. Now I was bad and had eaten 3 small slices of bread before and with dinner. But that was all and for me that was great. I LOVE good bread.
I wanted dessert and chose Pumpkin cheesecake, but when I ordered asked the server for a to go box. I knew I was to full to eat it all. When the dessert came they have added, I swear about a cup of real whipped cream.........UGH. I pushed it off to the side of the plate!!!! cut about half of the cheesecake and put it into the box and bag along with a box containing half a piece of salmon. I then enjoyed my dessert. I really tasted it and savored it.
Now here is the thing. Our bodies do talk to us, but we need to learn to listen. I know once we might have, but we lost the ability. So its time to learn to listen and heed what our bodies are saying.
I am flabbergasted honestly that I did this. I am honestly proud of myself. I think this is woohoo moment for me. I am going to keep learning to listen better to my body and keep training my body to learn to eat healthfully.
Dearest friends it can be done!!!!!
I have had a wonderful birthday and although I went over my calories I am not upset or guilty, because I made a plan and keep closely to it and most wonderful of all I learned to listen.
Hugs to you all and me too!!
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    Happy to hear you had such a nice birthday. I think you gave you the best present, you learned to listen to you body and be happy to comply with what it was telling you. What a great accomplishment and a great blog. There is a lesson in there for all us to strive for. emoticon
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    Happy Birthday you have a great attitude keep it up emoticon
    4067 days ago
    Great Job Deb. I am so proud of you. Keep up the good work. It was nice to have lunch with you yesterday. emoticon emoticon
    4067 days ago
    Whoo hoo - quite a few milestones achieved here!. Yes our bodies do talk. It can feel empowering pushing away food that our bodies tell we don't need. It is much better to really savour a small amount and enjoy it. Also the attitude of not beating oneself up if you go over calories. I concurr with you. Those are really great strides.
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