Sunday, January 25, 2009

Food issues

There are a lot of us struggling with food. Unhealthy thoughts and focus on it. I never realized before just how many of us there were. It makes me more than a little sad, but at least everyone is speaking out more and we know we're not alone!

Not giving into food, as you can imagine, is difficult. I think about food quite often, but it's getting a little easier already. I've discovered that doing calming exercises (especially breathing) and remdining myself (constantly) that I don't need it if I'm not hungry is really helping. Every once in a while I am panicked and have more focus, but really it's the only thing that happens. Nothing more. The walls don't come down. The earth doesn't shatter. I just don't eat and need to find other things to do. It's kind of freeing, but it hasn't been perfect. I have a long way to go. But, I'm not stuffing my face in a mindless way. One meal at a time though - nothing more. It makes it seem more do-able.

Switch of topics....does anyone know how to cook miniature eggplant? Is it different from the bigger version in any other way than size? I got 5 of them for a dollar - but it doesn't help if you don't know how to cook them :)


dadivastreet said...

I try not to focus too much on food. Years of doing it is hard to break away from. But as you said, it is not mindless eating anymore.

I would think that you can use the eggplants the same way as the bigger version. Might cook a bit faster since their smaller.

JanetM97 said...

I haven't used eggplant in like forever- I like it sliced, spiced, brushed with olive oil and grilled on the BBQ. (complicated recipe, eh?)

Food is also my drug of choice. It is amazing how you CAN get in control of poor choices just by will-power though. It does give one a feeling of accomplishment and strength of character. (which can be crumbled quickly at times by a delicious looking cookie, but still!) ;)

Natalia said...

Hey Sorry I can't help you with the eggplant. I think we all have to come to terms with the fact that we will never do it perfectly. There is no such thing. Take it one day at a time and make the best choices we can! :)

Dr. Wifey said...

i am going to try the one meal at a time mentality also