One of my goals from my session with Mary this afternoon is to listen to my hunger level and do so with honesty and curiosity. I am to be true to myself about how I am feeling and if I am satisfied or if I am still hungry. I should be curious about the foods I eat and about how much of it my body needs/wants. She put an emphasis on the fact that every day is not going to be the same. Some days my body might be telling me it needs more that my bubble sheet guide line, some day I might be a bubble or two short. We really talked about my hunger levels before and after meals and snacks a lot. I am going to try out moving one and a half protein bubbles from the morning to the afternoon or evening. I am also going to try and make notes of my feelings of anxiety related to food and if that anxiety is revolving around my body or if it is more mental. Mary helped me with a few other goals and then she talked with my dad for a while. Mary also mentioned that she knows someone who is having a hard time finding the time to cook meals for her and her daughter and that she is looking for a “personal chef.” She immediately thought about me because she knows I love to cook and then she talked to me a little bit about that. I think that would be a fun way to make a little extra for my savings and I would really be helping out a family who is struggling. It was a really good session with Mary and my dad and I left feeling good and ready to take on the week with our goals!
In other news, I think I am going to go ahead and send in a transfer application for the fall semester to UNC Chapel Hill. I don’t know if it will be a long shot to get in as a transfer student, but I won’t know unless I give it a try. I am hoping to have more success with their website than State’s… I will talk more about that when it becomes more finalized though!
E’s and A’s
Dinner is an experiment that has yet to be created.
This morning I went to Roxboro with my dad to work for the morning. I was assigned with doing a job that was new to me. Basically it was just changes dates on old invoices in Quickbooks. It was very easy and mindless. When I finished that I played a little sudoku before I chatted with Tammy until it was lunch time. My dad and I headed home for lunch and I watched a show on my laptop while I ate lunch and my dad went to the gym. Then we were off to see Mary! My dad said something to me in the car and it made me realize how much of a progress he has made over the past month. He said now he knows how important it is to get physical activity and eat a well balanced diet. He said that the majority of health issues can be prevented with exercise alone. It was music to my ears to hear him talk so positively about exercise and eating healthy. Plus I think he really looks forward to going to the gym!
Now that we are back at home from our meeting with Mary we are all relaxing. I did some crocheting while I watched another show and now I am off to go and see what I can come up with in the kitchen!
Is there anything that you want to pursue with honesty and curiosity?