Wednesday, July 9, 2008
These are the flowers that I treated myself to because I have eaten every meal at my table since Sunday. This does not include snacks. But what I do notice and know about myself is that I eat slower while at the table. I eat less at the table. I feel fuller after eating at the table. And I know that all of those things combined will help me with not relying on food to comfort me. Am I cured yet from eating in front of the tv? No, but I am trying to take one meal at a time and eat it at the table...how many days does it take to make a habit? I am hoping 21 meals is the case, which would be Saturday/Sundayish...So, today is halfway and a treat was needed to keep me going! This is one area of my life where I want to honor God and bring Him glory through it. Living alone sometimes can get hard and the tv is great at keeping empty company. And when I eat in front of the tv, I eat mindlessly.
And for those who are brave - a new snack to try...
Roasted Chickpeas (think healthy corn nuts)
Rinse a can of chickpeas (it gets the juice and sodium off). Then cook them in the oven at 400 (on a pan)...stir every 15 minutes until they are the desired crunchiness you want (between 45 - 60 minutes). Then spray lightly with non-stick spray and put whatever seasonings on them. Eat and enjoy...yum!!! And feel free to leave a comment and let me know if you tried them.