Retrain the Brain – Day Three
Changing my life requires making daily changes. I know from the past – when I first discovered the key and put it to use – that what I eat is not as important as how and when I eat.
I struggle with being selfish and having a relationship with my food that no other person can experience or interrupt. Unless that is your hook, obsession or addiction, you may not understand what I am talking about. Me and food have been meeting up alone for so long that it is not easy to give that up.
But I want to change and the first step to making that change is releasing food and no longer choosing to be in relationship with it.
Overcoming a Relationship to Food
Breakfast – way, way, way late start. I kept telling the boys that we were not going to eat breakfast because it was almost time for lunch. But they are growing boys and we did have breakfast. I made the choice to do something SUPER light so that lunch would not sneak up on me.
Lunch – the late start left everything a little chaotic. It would have been easy to “eat alone.” I sat down at the dining room table with the youngest boy instead. I thought I would end the meal with a cookie, because sweets are important to a meal, right? I had to do a couple of chores before I could make it to the desserts and I was no longer hungry at that point. I guess if I choose to do what I know to do then I will be in a position to eat the way I know to eat.
Dinner – this is an on-the-go kind of day. That means eating dinner in the car driving to and from different activities. We still have a home cooked meal, but it is a portable one. Tonight was a mish mash – egg rolls, tacos and dinosaur pasta. Each person choose their own but we were all happy to share.
The more I work to change my behaviors and attitudes with regards to food, the more changes I see are necessary. Any addiction can be conquered – it just takes one step at a time.