Okay. Eating is eating no matter where I am. Tonight we went to one of my favorite restaurants for our anniversary. It occurred to me that when I'm eating out I always tend to eat mindfully. I chose food that I like but I don't usually overeat. I think I'm just the opposite of most people. I usually lose weight on a vacation....really.
I haven't been eating much meat over the past few days. I just didn't want any. Instead I've been eating veggie burgers and other kinds of soy products.
Tonight I wanted meat so that's what I had. I purposely ordered a steak. I think it was between the crispy green salad and the perfectly-done steak tonight that I had an epiphany. I eat well- planned and prepared food mindfully and I eat "junk" food mindlessly. I seldom think about a handful of potato chips or a bite out of a piece of cake. Those are the things I need to think about. Those things matter. And they really matter when I eat them late at night.
It is said that it takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow. My year-long journey is all about changing and growing. I sure hope I'm up to the challenge. I have a feeling developing a lifestyle change is going to take more than just a little work.....