Tomorrow is my last first day of school! I'm super conflicted because I'm so excited to move onto a new part of my life but I'm not quite sure that I'm done with the old one. Change is coming whether I like it or not so I might as well look to the positive. Part of the new year is making changes. I'm trying Paul McKenna's I Can Make You Thin system. The 4 Golden Rules of his program are as follows:
1) If you are hungry, EAT!
2) Eat what you want, not what you think you should eat.
3) Eat consciously and enjoy every mouthful.
4) When you are full, stop.
I'm realizing that I don't really remember what full feels like. I've spent so much time concerned with what I "should" eat that the concept of eating whatever I want as long as I'm hungry is unfathomable. He has some different techniques on how to beat specific craving foods but other than that, it's that simple. I need to rip the CD that does hypnosis to reinforce these concepts but I'm sitting down and only eating. I'm focusing on the delicious food that I prepare for myself. It also makes me appreciate that I'm a good cook. I'm respecting my efforts that go into my food and also the efforts of others that went into growing and harvesting my food. I'm also allowing myself to really enjoy flavors that before I would notice in passing like an attractive person on my way to class. It's kind of funny how much I fit into the descriptions in the book. I think about food all of the time except for the time when I'm actually eating. I'm changing that. Taking my time eating is still a bit of a struggle but I'm being mindful of what I'm putting into my body. I've been pretty good today but I'm still dragging from this virus thing and it's really gross out so I didn't work out today. Baby steps I suppose.