erica529 is back on the exercise track!
I had a colonoscopy today. After drinking 1 gallon of the prep, which took over 4 hours of drinking an 8 oz. glass every 15 minutes and not eating for over a day, my awareness concerning food was quite heightened. I never noticed how many references about food there are on tv in each show. I was watching the episode of Seinfeld w/people eating the candy bars w/utensils. I was imagining eating a piece of chocolate and the taste and emotions were coming back so clearly. I heard my husband biting into a crispy bagel from across the room and similar emotions were flooding. How do people fast? I give anyone who has fasted a great amount of respect-it takes so much self-discipline.
Anyway, the colonoscopy procedure has helped me become more mindful about how important food is and how grateful I am to be able to afford to provide myself and my husband with nutrient rich sustenance. Besides the people who choose to fast for their own purposes, there are many who go hungry in our country alone each day.
Has anyone read Eating Mindfully? I heard that this is a great read.