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Day 8: Eat like a goddess…

Day 8

Today’s affirmation  –

” I eat slowly and sensually, with great pleasure, savouring every bite.”

Today’s prayer –

Divine Creator, please change me into someone who enjoys my body and the healthy food I choose to eat. Help me make the best possible choices for nourishing myself.”

Today I am trying to concentrate on eating healthily, incorporating tasty items where possible. So often I associate healthy with boring, tasteless food. I eat it because I think it will do me good. Then a short while later, I can be found raiding cupboards for something else, unhealthy but yummy.

For most of my adult life, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with food. I love it, I love to cook it and eat it (mostly) but hated how my body looked as a result of loving the ‘wrong’ foods. I’ve only really accepted my lovely body, exactly as she is, earlier this year.

I like the focus for today. Banning guilt and the food police, I tried my best, in the midst of building chaos. Home-baked bread, home-grown tomatoes and a rainbow mix of other veggies, appeared on the plate at various mealtimes. Instead of snarfing down, I took the time to look at the food, smell it, and taste every mouthful. I’ve no idea why, but closing my eyes enhanced the flavours.

It wasn’t all healthy. One of the craftsmen on site, brought a home-made Victoria Sponge, with chocolate ganache filling, and chocolate frosting. It would have been rude to refuse (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!!) so I gratefully accepted a slice (or two), savouring every last crumb, much to pup’s disgust.

“Not good for you, puppy.” I declared, with a hint of glee. That’ll teach her to eat my training shoe!

I feel the day went as well as could be expected, all things considered. It won’t be much longer before the building works are complete and we can return to some semblance of normality. I’m beginning to think I would have had more success with this program if I’d waited until the upheaval was over. However, I now know what I could do to help myself have more success. There’s no rule about how many times you can repeat the plan. There are some days I’ll repeat as often as I can get away with it.

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