Spurred on by Simon’s efforts with Paul McKenna, I thought I’d try the leave-something-on-plate thing today.
I didn’t manage to leave anything. In the afternoon, we went out for a late lunch. I realised after a few bites of my sandwich that I wasn’t hungry anymore and, given Paul’s advice, I should have stopped eating. Perhaps one could carry a couple of zip-lock food bags so that one can easily store any savoury and sweet left-overs.
It also seems to me that re-training oneself to eat for hunger only, and not for pleasure, means a completely different way of preparing and serving meals; as if a meal should be in form of bite-sized self-contained bits that make it easy to stop at any time and not feel one’s not sampled everything. Perhaps I should read the book, huh.
At the shopping centre in Staines, I noticed a sale in Anne Harvey, a shop for plus-size clothes that I used to go to. I stepped in, looking at a blouse that caught my eye, the only company were two staff by the till.
One called out “I don’t think there’ll be anything here for you in your size.” I grinned and walked up to them. I told them that I’d lost 5 stone last year and used to shop there but that I hadn’t gotten out of the habit of looking in the shop. I swear that their mouths fell open.
I was grinning for ages afterwards. I celebrated with a sandwich AND crisps AND cake. Feh.
12:40pm Turkey and cheese salad sandwich + plum + tea
What I left:
5:45pm Egg sandwich with crisps + tea + apple & blackcurrant crumble cake @ Costa Coffee
329 calories for the sandwich, the veggie option with the fewest calories.
I cut the cake into 8 pieces and savoured each piece but, by then, was already full and still eating. The cake was so fresh and it was right there in front of me…
And what I left:
8:40pm Lentil, soft cheese, seed, pepper and tomato snack + tea + plum