Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Rest assured....

I'm not starving myself. I just wanted to do one particularly frugal day to make the point to myself/my chimp that that a bit of hunger is not the worst thing in the world. Beck had an exercise which I found helpful which invovled missing a meal and recording how it felt. This is something similar.

As we know, a lot of eating is nothing to do with nutrition and, although I feel I've broken lots of links between food and emotion, I also found it helpful to remind myself of the fact that food is fuel, not an emotional crutch.

So, after Monday I have increased my intake and feel much much better, both for increasing it after my wobbley Tuesday morning but also for cutting it back after the excesses of the weekend.

Do you find that? That eating less can energise you? I do but wish I would remember that when I'm about to stuff something unnecessary into my chops and then feel dismal and lethargic afterwards!!

Anyway, this is going to be a very quick post as I'm under orders to get over to Glossop before 7pm and the Snake Pass is going to be snowy!! What is it with snowy Wednesdays?? I may be turning back if it's bad when I get up top, dinner with pals is not worth getting stranded for!

1 comment:

Peridot said...

I think it's pretty amazing that you've broken that food/emotion link - I wonder if I'll ever achieve that.

I find eating less makes me feel smug and virtuous but also a bit wobbly and light-headed.

Peridot x