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Lexie's Journal

Lexie struggles with her weight but is learning how to trust her body again with Am I Hungry?

Learning to listen
Posted on 01/08/2007 @ 4:24 PM

This morning I asked myself if I was hungry. My stomach felt empty. There was a slight burning sensation in my throat. I felt a little weak. I decided I was hungry. I didn't want to cook and I didn't want to make something from leftovers. I chose oatmeal. I haven't had oatmeal since I stopped following Weight-Watcher's rules and it sounded kind of good. It didn't taste good. I ate a few spoonfuls to satisfy hunger and I stopped. I reminded myself that if I eat less now my body will ask for more soon enough and I can eat again and choose something different when I am hungry again. That helped me. After breakfast I started working on the computer researching nutrition. I got so involved several hours passed and I realized I was hungry. I didn't want to stop working to go eat. This happens on the weekends a lot. Finally I decided the healthiest decision was go to and eat. When I went to the kitchen nothing sounded really good. I just didn't want to take the time to prepare anything. Finally I decided on a veggie pizza. I popped it into the microwave. Cut it and put a piece on my plate. I had to smile at that because I used to put a frozen pizza in then put the whole thing on my plate as one serving. I forced myself to sit down at the table and eat the piece mindfully. It tasted good and when it was gone I was anxious to get back to my research so it wasn't a problem to walk away.

Michelle May M.D.

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