I’m Home!

May 14, 2008 at 11:56 pm (vacation)

After a full day of travel, I finally made it home. I had a wonderful time. My mother and I spent a lot of time together, talking over some things that needed to be discussed. Jane and I also spent a lot of quality time together. We chewed over our pasts, enjoyed our present, and talked about our individual futures.

I’ll be posting on a more regular basis starting next Monday, as I’ve come home to a really busy week-end. I appreciate everyone sticking with me through my vacation. According to the statistics, several people stop by and read; don’t be shy — leave a comment! I’d love to know who you are and how you are doing.

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Still On Vacation

May 8, 2008 at 2:23 pm (conscious eating, vacation) ()

Well, my vacation is almost over. I go home on Wednesday, May 14. I’m over at a friend’s house, waiting for her to get dressed, so the fun can begin. Jane — that’s my friend — she’s cooking dinner for me tonight.  Cornish Hens. Yummy. She makes the best Cornish Hens, even though she professes to not be the world’s greatest cook. When it comes to Cornish Hens she is!

I got my McKenna treasures today, although I haven’t had a chance to look at them yet. The DVD set that was recently on sale for $99? I ordered it on the last day of the sale and received it today. I can’t wait to immerse myself in McKenna and really get back on track. I’ve not been as conscientiousabout following McKenna’s guidelines while I’ve been on vacation as I might have been. Even when Jane and I are eating together — she’s been following the guidelines, too — we haven’t been following them very well. I’m not sure why I stopped, other than that I’ve been on vacation. At first the traveling made it difficult to eat what I truly wanted, to eat when I wanted and to eat completely consciously — but traveling was only two days, and it was nearly a month ago. 

At any rate, regardless of why I haven’t been following the guidelines strictly, I’m eager to get back to following them again. I felt better about myself and I felt better physically. I had more energy than I have now, both physical energy and emotional energy. I just felt better.

So, on May 15, I return to my everyday life. Vacation has been nice, but I’m ready to get back to the structure and day-to-day-ness that is my life. I’ll be updating more regularly then.

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On Vacation!

April 23, 2008 at 5:54 pm (conscious eating, vacation)

i haven’t forgotten about my blog!

I’m on vacation at my mother’s house, some 1,300 miles away from my own home. I’m having a wonderful time, visitng with Mom. We aren’t doing anything particularly festive; we are talking, cooking and eating. I’m getting to visit with Jane quite a bit, too, so that’s a rare treat.

My conscious eating is going better on some days than it is on other days. I have noticed that I’m pretty good about putting my fork or spoon down at most meals; it’s not even something I have to think about anymore. But my eating behavior is by no means “perfect”; I just keep telling myself that this is about process, not about perfection.  Anxious about a conversation I wanted/needed to have with my mother — and then anxious about the results of that conversation — I overate for a few days. But, even so, i ate consciously. I fully tasted everything that I ate and was fully aware that I was eating emotionally. It never occured to me to try tapping. I wish it had. Not so much so that I wouldn’t have eaten, but because I would have liked to have tried tapping away the anxiety.

One piece of great news: Last week when the McKenna site had the DVD set on sale, I ordered it. We’d just done our taxes, and we are getting a few dollars back. My husband and I talked about it and agreed that I could use the extra support. Besides, he bought a used Xbox!

I’ll be gone on vacation until the middle of May. I’ll try to check in again between now and then for a few more short posts.

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