Monday, December 16, 2013
I just heard on the morning news that the week before Christmas is historically the craziest, busiest, and last chance to send and receive packages at the post office before the big day. I somehow related this to eating and thought that I'm going to call this "Dial It Back Week". Between now and next Monday would be an excellent time to truly concentrate on eating well, meditation and exercise - putting those things BEFORE all of the other things on my daily to do list. Because I'm worth it. The week after will be Christmas and then post Christmas and then New Year's. .....and then I'm home free from the enormous eating fest that we call the holidays!
But lest you think I'm obsessed with food and unable to see the forest for the Christmas trees, let me reiterate that the one thing I've learned in this past year is that I can go places - parties, lunch, out for coffee with a girlfriend and have it truly NOT be about eating at all, but about hanging out and enjoying the company of the people that I'm with. So what better time of year to really exhibit this way of being than the holidays? Sure - I'll have a little wine and some chocolate - pasta on Christmas day (I'm Italian - it's our tradition!), but ---and yes there is a but, unless you want to have a BUTT -- always being mindful of each and every thing that I put in my mouth. In my mind, that is the key, because it's the nibbles, bites and pops of stuff into the pie-hole that'll do you in in the end!
I hope that you're all enjoying this time with whoever it is you love and especially with the people that LOVE YOU. Have a wonderful week!