Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Shovel!

I'm a shoveler. I eat for speed. This probably stems from childhood. As a kid, we never had sit down meals. I always just ate as quick as possible so I could just go back to what I was doing. My husband is really really quiet to and doesn't usually have too much to say so we usually eat in silence, if we even eat together, so there's nothing to do but eat. So this week, my goal is to take more than 15 minutes to eat. To see if slowing down will allow me to notice that I've filled up. Yesterday was hard. I had to time myself just so I would know how long 15 minutes was. I already went walking once this week and have plans to walk on Thursday and all day Friday. I walked over 11000 steps yesterday. And I have new people checking out my blog which makes me feel less alone! Welcome everyone new!!

5 comments:

Sunny said...

It is hard to take things slowly, especially when you are used to being a speed eater. I find myself standing in the kitchen eating at the counter a lot of times (even now). Lately, I've started actually "sitting down" to eat my breakfast....what a concept! LOL Have a great week!

~**Dawn**~ said...

I am a ridiculously slow eater. I think it comes from the fact that I grew up with a Grandmother who loved to cook & everything (ok almost everything lol) was worth savoring. Of course this usually makes me always the last one eating.

Dottie said...

I'm a pretty slow eater too and am usually the last one eating at the table. My husband has always been a very fast eater and he would always eat lots more than me because he didn't give time for the fullness to register.

Cammy said...

What a brilliant idea! I'm going to adopt it, if you don't mind.

Congrats on all those steps, and don't forget to take care of those tootsies!

Twix said...

I'm a shoveler too, lol! I have to keep reminding myself to put the fork down in between bites. This doesn't come easy. Maybe this will help you make meal time last longer. Congrats on all those steps and the weight you've been able to lose! :D