Monday, June 27, 2011
Where's the "Off" Switch?
I finished my carrot projects around 7:00am (I was doing laundry, cleaning, and doing some computer stuff too!), but I wasn't quite happy with my carrot soup (details to come). I was wishing I had an apple to add to the soup, it just needed something....lucky me I live within a mile of a Market that opens at 7:00am so I decided, like I often do, to kill two birds with one stone. Walk and shop! I made my grocery list and off I went.
I get a chance to do alot of reflecting while I walk and on my way home (carrying about 12 lbs of groceries on my shoulders) I was thinking about the trip Mark and I are taking in August to Hungary. It's going to be the longest trip away from home I think I've ever been on, and the worry I have at the top of my list is eating. I never worry about eating while in my everyday routine. I'm talking about eating, not food.
I was thinking about the people I will be with, none of them overweight, and wondering what they eat, or should I say how they eat. I already know the answer. They eat when they are hungry and stop when they are no longer hungry.....I live with someone like that! I like to eat, I like the feeling of full tummy, and sometimes I have to wonder if I have an "OFF" switch....there's no other way to explain it. Feeling like I can't stop eating is not rational.
Traveling triggers all kinds of feelings of urgency to eat foods you may not get another chance at. I've already made sure we didn't make hotel reservations with the "free" breakfast...I don't eat breakfast at home why all of a sudden do I feel the need to while on vacation? But it starts way before we get to our hotel. All sorts of "tricks" and "strategies" I could think about. Why can't I just stop eating when I'm no longer hungry? That would solve the worry. I think I'll try that one.
I've estabished habits at home in my everyday life but I haven't while traveling. I'll have to think about that.....establishing traveling habits. Reminding myself that I'm not missing out on anything, that there will always be plenty of anything I could want, and there's always more if and when I do. There's enough....there's enough....there's enough.
I feel better already.