Letters to Tuvia Y3/#sol18:Intuitive Eating 3/22

Evening T and Slicers,

I am way too tired to write tonight but I’m in- a slice a day.  So here goes:

I have increased Team Bonnie, adding a food therapist, Maya Cahl.  Like many friends, I have been through many diets- and I was successful with them for a certain amount of time until I fell off the treadmill and got back on with another one… and on and on…

Exercise has remained a constant.  At least once a week I’m in the gym with Anthony, lifting weights and working on machines and then, back home making regular use of my Elliptical.

This time around, I’d like to really understand and appreciate food.  So, I’m keeping an interesting food journal that takes me beyond a list of what I eat each day.  I’m keeping a meta annotation about how I’m feeling about what I’m eating… why I’m eating it, slowing down the eating experience making better choices, really enjoying the experience and feeling better and better mentally and physically.

And… losing some weight that came back on as I got more comfortable in this life without you.  One benefit to my grieving was I got a break with weight.  I seemed to eat what I wanted and not gain any weight.  That’s what I’m thinking but really, I don’t remember what I was reading for that first year or so…

But now is the best time to take action so more to come…

And… to make the day complete I am back from 3 hours of pottery.  What did I miss? Rachel??? What is our crazy pres point now????

I am soooo tired,

 

Bonnie S.

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8 thoughts

  1. I have never heard of a food therapist. I can only imagine how much you are learning about your health. When I read this poem I see a very busy, productive person. Get some rest!!

  2. I have a theory that my weight, appetite and eating are inversely related to HIGH stress. I weigh less, want to eat less and eat less when I am most stressed! The corollary is that when I am just in a regular stress mode, I eat more, want to eat more and weigh more! The only thing that makes a difference is exercise and between my full time and part time jobs and a persistent cold this winter, exercise is hard to come by! I’ll be looking for updates on the food journal and therapy aspects to healthy eating.

  3. I appreciate the raw quality of your slice, and how you are analytical yet positive about where you are with self care and health! Wishing you peace tonight and deep satisfying sleep!

  4. Analyzing food for how it makes you feel is an interesting thought. I look forward to your thoughts as you travel down that road. Pottery is looking good. Did your new tool work for you? As for the lunatic in the White House, ugh! Every night I dread to hear the news to know what crazy thing he’s done while I’ve been away from the news. How much more can we endure?

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