- Mindful eating - a revelation. Increasing my awareness of what I eat, when I eat, what compunctions I follow, and what I avoid has opened my eyes to my relationship with food. Old habits die hard, but they do die. I am a stone lighter, eat fabulous meals, have sweeties and cakes, vegetables galore, almost no pastry.... I have learned to love eating and to love stopping when I have had enough. I no longer eat out of a sense of obligation. I no longer eat to keep others company or to make them feel better. I generally eat the healthy food I crave and am very aware that my craving for sweet things is a good indication of my increased stress. I practice my mindfulness, use my relaxation and am compassionate towards myself. I can often let go of the need, simply by being kind to myself.
- Daily body scan- I have not kept this up. I have increased my body awareness, and I have moved towards thinking compassionate thoughts as another means of achieving what this achieves. However, I reloaded it onto the ipod just two days ago and have done it twice already. There may be room for it after all.... we'll see.
So the first three changes have been updated. I'll add more as we go. Good to be back :)