Friday, November 13, 2009

The Ruler

Oh boy, it's going to be a long day. The internet at work is doing something funky. Not sure if it's been blocked or if it's ...well just being funky. Sooo a long day with no email...and very limited internet. Joy joy.

Other than my splurge on Wednesday I've done pretty good with my eating this week. I've kept things under control. The most important thing....I haven't mindless eaten and all is moving along. I haven't let the stress of everyday life get to me. I've laid out my plan for eating and I've stuck to it every day.

Ruled by food....or ruling over food. I admit that I've been ruled by food in the past. Food was the most important thing. I lived for the food. Even while I was eating one meal, my mind had already spun forward and I was thinking about the next meal. I shovelled in the food so fast that I could barely taste the food before the next food was shoved into my mouth. I could not enjoy any of the experience, the talking, the atmosphere of where you are eating or anything because it was an all consuming fire to get the most food into my mouth! That is no true existence. Ruling over food..now that it where it's at. Sniffing the fabulous aromas. Savoring the delicious flavors. Enjoying the complex textures. And using my meal on Wednesday as an example. I think I ruled over the food instead of allowing the food to rule me. I ruled. I wasn't thinking ahead to the next food event. I wasn't thinking about anything but the food that I was eating (and the conversation with my husband of course...that goes without saying). I enjoyed the myriad of flavors. I sat back and enjoyed. No, I can't eat like that every day, because the food was rich in calories. But the essence of it. Eating purely for the enjoyment of the food is really where I want to be. I want to rule over food...and not allow food to rule me! Because if I am the ruler then I can control what I eat.

7 comments:

bbubblyb said...

I'm with ya on everything you said. I want to rule over food too instead of letting it rule me. I've not really been in a social setting with food in a good while. Thanksgiving will be my test to myself to see if I've grown since last time. Hopefully I have.

VRaz60 said...

Good for you! Getting a handle on who's the boss, you or the food, is a huge step in the right direction. Bravo!!! YOU rule!!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Hi, I'm new to fitness blogging and just discovered your blog. Pictures don't lie-you have had an amazing transformation! I'm so impressed. Losing weight is not easy, is it?

I look forward to reading more of your posts.

JC said...

YOU GO GIRL. YOU RULE!!! Great post. I'm guilty of letting the food rule way to much these days.

might be an illusion said...

Best of luck to you!

Vanessa Miller said...

Uh-huh. Then eating becomes an art :)

Missing Out On My Youth... said...

wow, what you said is so true. I, like Karen@fitnessjourney, am new at this. I am going to try my best to stick to my new way of eating and I will rule over my food like a king!
If you have any inspiring words I would really appreciate them.

I will forward to reading more posts like this.