I posted this on the community feed but I wanted to record it here so I can look back when I need a NSV.
Today is TMobile Tuesday, and they gave away a $2 gift card to BR. I checked the nutrition information on the flavor I wanted before I went in - if it was going to take me above my SP calorie range I wasn't even going to go. But I had room for it in my totals, so I ordered one of my favorites.
I ate it slowly and savored every bite. Knowing that I had budgeted for it meant I could enjoy it without having that :"I really shouldn't" cloud hanging over me the whole time, which made it taste even better.
And then, about halfway through, I realized I was completely satisfied - so, without regrets, I threw it away.
I didn't toss it out of guilt - I genuinely didn't care about finishing it. I felt I had gotten as much enjoyment out of half a serving, as I would have from the whole thing.
I'm feeling really good about this experience and will try to remember it the next time I'm faced with a favorite food. I can have it, but I don't need to eat it to excess.
Yes, those few thin people I know and are absolutely honest about the fact that they do not "Have to DIET" ... admit that they only eat when physically hungry, and only eat as much as required to be NOT hungry. They have absolutely no problem tossing out edibles ...
They EAT to LIVE; rather than LIVE to EAT !
and yes it is such a liberating feeling to say, "I have had enough." and toss the rest in the waste bin rather than on our waist !