Forgetful (adjective): apt to forget.
Yes, forgetfulness is an excuse and right now, it’s my excuse. (No, I didn’t say it was a good excuse). This week’s WIAW is all about forgetting to take photos, essentially forgetting the name of the game. How the heck am I or you really supposed to know what I ate if you can’t see it? I don’t know… I just don’t. So this is a small attempt at an apology at best.
It’s interesting though, trying to remember to photograph what you eat. It’s a form of mindfulness, isn’t it? What we think about before we eat is a direct reflection of what is going on in our lives at that very moment.
For example, this week, I’m lacking a breakfast photo. Here’s (probably) why. I made my breakfast in bits and pieces, eating as I went along, while simultaneously making my lunch. I wasn’t focused on one task (eating) nor did sit down and create a sense of “meal time” during breakfast. The same could be said about lunch, expect trade out preparing my lunch with working at my desk.
Morning Snack: Trail Mix & M&M’s
However, I did remember to snatch the photo of my morning snack. Again, why? I’m guessing it was because I intentionally set out a portion of trail mix and added a sprinkling of Easter M&M’s (how cute are they?!?). My mind focused on the food and what I was about to eat.
It really got me thinking about mindful eating. Seems like this conscious-eating theory probably holds true in some aspects and I could certainly benefit from being a bit more mindful when it comes to eating. This doesn’t mean I’ll plan to photograph every bite that goes into my mouth, but mindfulness can go a long way in watching portions and indulging in moderation.
In general, I feel I eat a pretty balanced and nutritious diet, leaving room for sweets and less-than-healthy treats. However, I know I could improve on the quantities of said foods. Do you ever feel this way?
Dinner: Lemon Parsley Rice & Chicken
Do you eat mindfully? Do you have any rituals about eating meals? Have you ever had a food journal?