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!!