Hunger Games

I have been trying to honor my hunger with mixed results. After years of using food as a friend, confidant, paying attention to my stomach is harder than I thought it will be. I find that I can go hours without eating and not feel hungry. Is that me denying I need to eat? Or am I not really hungry? I think after not eating for 15 hours, it is the earlier of the two questions.

My goal when I am at Blogher is to eat 3 meals a day and not one of those can be a liquid meal. The past two times I have gone, I maybe ate twice a day. I don’t think I ate dinner at all.  That is a problem. If I am going to drink, and I will, then I must eat, period.

I have been feeling downer then usual lately and of course, that has an affect on my eating patterns. I have to be extra vigilant when I am down and feeling really lonely. Food is no substitute for human companionship. It will not make me feel better. It will only propel me further in nothingness.

I plan on working out twice while in NYC. I am doing a Sweat Pink boot camp by Fit Approach and taking a Nautilus Bowflex class. I hope to do a lot of walking others. I need to take care of myself.

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4 Responses to Hunger Games

  1. It sounds like you have a great plan in place. That's wonderful that you are learning to listen to your hunger. I need to do the same.

  2. Lootz says:

    I have been reading Intuitive Eating also. We can talk about it at brunch! 🙂 I'm not that far into it…maybe I can pick your brain a little bit.

  3. Jen says:

    I am really looking forward to Sunday. My train does not leave until 6 so we will have time!

  4. My eating's been all out of whack lately, too. I'm glad you're working on it. I've just been giving in, which is the absolute wrong way to handle it.

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