Am I Hungry?

Ok, so I really suck at blogging lately. I have thoughts I want to write about but then get sidetracked by one of the other billion or so things that are going on either in my head or in real life. Having a toddler will do that to you.

But the reason I am blogging right now is because Heidi inspired me to just write. I forget that it doesn’t have to be a full blown article with pictures and points. It doesn’t even have to be inspirational. Ha.

So, I’m just going to ramble for a while.

Today I decided to simplify my approach to food and eating. I will ask myself one simple question and it requires a simple “yes” or “no” answer. Am I hungry? If no, do not eat. If yes, eat.

It seems simple, doesn’t it. Almost too simple? Yeah. But how many times do I ask the question of myself but allow answers other than “yes” to mean yes?

Am I hungry? Well, sort of, I mean, I’m not full, so that sort of counts, right? (Real answer: No.)

Am I hungry? It’s dinner time and my family is assembled and the food is ready, so I’m ready to eat. (Real answer: No.)

Am I hungry? I am finally getting some me time – I want to do something that will make me feel good, relaxed, pampered, unstressed. (Real answer: No.)

So, I leave myself (and anyone else who happens to be reading) with the following:

Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
Matthew 5:37


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    The question ” AM i hungry?” (emphasis on AM) is really relevant to me…Sometimes it is so hard to tell!

    Thanks for these thoughts, they help me to be a more critical thinker, when it comes to food intake.

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    I also have tried listening to my tummy and discerning if I am truly hungry or just bored, upset, stressed, ect….. This one I struggle with. And how much is enough? Like, 2 slices of pizza do not taste any better than one slice and one is enough.

    I do not remember much of our TW stuff but may pull some of that out again.

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