I wasn’t always the most normal of children.  I remember very distinctively eating very, very slowly in second grade so as to make my classmates think that I had more food than them.  I’m not sure why I was quite so pre-occupied about having more food than other people, but it probably says a lot about when my food obsessions started.

I’ve been doing the same thing lately.  Well, not exactly the same thing.  I’m no longer concerned about whether or not I have more food than others.  I am however timing myself in accordance with other peoples eating and trying to slow my eating down.  I’ve been buying lunch a lot lately, a habit I’m looking to break, I just haven’t gone grocery shopping in a while.  So, while I join the ranks of the working world at Whole Foods each afternoon, I pay specific attention to the time between spoonfuls.

What I’ve noticed is that I eat a lot more slowly when I’m alone.  Not sure why.  But when I go out with friends, there’s an energy, we’re talking, we’re eating, I’m not even tasting my food.  When I sit and eat by myself, my eating cadence is a lot slower.  I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with this information, but it’s an interesting observation.  Perhaps I need to take a page from my second grade book and start slowing down my public eating.

Today was all about comfort foods and big portions.  I’m just having one of those days I guess.  I did however workout for the first time in weeks.  I’m going to be sore tomorrow!

Breakfast 10.8.09

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Whole grain bagel with egg, turkey bacon and low fat American cheese (my ultimate comfort food)
Grapes
Orange Juice

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Grande Soy Latte

Lunch 10.8.09

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Chicken & Rice soup
Multi grain roll
Cheese

Snack 10.8.09

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Smoothie w/Banana, strawberries, soy milk, protein powder

Dinner 10.8.09

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Leftovers: Chicken, string beans, 1/2 a sweet potato and wild rice w/squash