Actually, I'll start with the "Daily Visualization" from SparkCoach today.
Imagine that you're at a party with a huge buffet table. You fill a small plate with fruits, veggies, and some lean protein. After you've mindfully eaten until satisfaction, you are able to focus on your company for the rest of the night. How does it feel to have such a carefree attitude toward food? Work on cultivating that attitude today."
In particular this question: "How does it feel to have such a carefree attitude toward food?"
THAT'S a carefree attitude?
You are in front of a huge buffet table. You have to see all this yummy stuff there for the taking but feel compelled to take the small plate, take fill it with mostly veggies and fruits and a small amount of LEAN protein. You "mindfully eat", which means even though you're enjoying the flavor you are paying most of your attention to that moment when you feel "satisfied" and then walk away knowing you won't go back.
I guess this is just another example of why I don't get this.
To me, it would be closer to carefree taking small (a small serving spoon or 1/2 of a large serving spoon, one handfull of chips, etc.) servings of all the things I love - which YES would include veggies and maybe fruit if there's any on the buffet that I like. Carrying my plate around with me while I visit with people so the eating is slow and leisurely. And then, I can agree with this although it would be less enjoyable, not having seconds.
And even that's not "carefree".
Carefree was when I was a kid and a teen and could eat as much as I wanted of whatever I wanted and never gained weight from it.
I really wish I hadn't been like that as a kid and teen. It is so hard to come off of 18 years of that then to suddenly start gaining weight and having to cut back. Even after all the years since that change happened, cutting back it still hard. Part of my mind keeps thinking it can eat what it wants.
On to other matters.
I think I was better off with the stress taking care of my brother.
My office/craft room thing, is still a mess from when we packed up almost our whole house to have all the carpeting replaced. In part it's because I left so soon after it was done and also it's because I want to paint the walls. So, there's stuff I have wanted for whatever reason but can't get to because it's in some box somewhere labeled "My (or Mom's 'cause my daughter helped pack up) Room".
My hubby has said firmly this time that he will be quitting his job this year. So there's all that upheaval and my space in the house is a mess and totally unusable.
No. Bad note to close on. There are some good things.
I love my cats. I'm reading a good mystery story. I went to choir practice at church and had fun singing. It's a sunny day today. I finally came up with something to make for a friend of mine for her belated (because I was gone) Christmas gift.
I will try to "Think Happy Thoughts" and maybe, if I can find some pixie dust, I'll be able to fly.
So . . .
What's new with all of you?