Monday, February 14, 2011

Just too much

I had a fantastic Valentine's Day. I got to spend it with my favorite people and can't complain about that. And then to top it all off, my husband just reminded me that he has tomorrow off too (he always has Mondays off)!! So it's like I got ANOTHER Valentine's Day present!!

We planned to have a treat tonight, so I pre planned my meals for the day to accommodate. The amount of ice cream / cake I ate tonight doesn't in any way exceed what used to be "normal" for me. But....I noticed toward the end of eating it, I started to feel......gross.

Don't get me wrong, it was delicious. It was decadent. It was so effing tasty that my brain said, "YOU WANT MORE!" But for serious.....I didn't want more. Truthfully I should have offered the rest to my husband when I got about 3/4 of the way through it.

What I learned, though is this - I can be satisfied on far far less than my brain thinks I can. My brain still goes into "there may be no food later! Eat it now! Eat it all now!" mode. If I'm being honest with myself, I could have been satisfied on HALF of what I ate tonight.

Lesson: Start with less than you want and maybe you'll be satisfied before you realize.

6 comments:

  1. Right on! I like this quote "Sometimes the difference between hunger and satisfaction is one bite."

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  2. Awesome, Colleen. I am feeling that too and sometimes I've pushed past the feeling, but most of the time I am leaving food behind - what a concept!

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  3. I know that feeling all too well - continuing to eat even though I know I am full. I try to keep in mind that this is NOT the Last Supper - I WILL eat again! And it generally works.

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  4. I LOVE the name of your blog. And this post really hits home for me. Thank you for this. Have a great day!

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