Lisa A. Kramer

Author, Speaker, Theater Artist, Creativity Facilitator

When the Stomach Adjusts

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"]Oven roasted rosemary chicken[/caption]

Just after New Year's I--like so many others--embraced a resolution towards a healthier lifestyle. Mine, however, incorporated technology in new and unexpected ways, as I wrote about here A New Technological Obsession and a New (Healthy) Body?!.

Well, I'm happy to report that it seems to be working. Five pounds lighter after only 11 days seems to indicate a positive trend.  I'm not dieting, as evidenced by the small piece of chocolate cake that I indulged in yesterday. Instead, I am just conscious of what goes into my mouth, how it relates to my overall dietary needs, and how many calories I burn on a given day. I am making more effort to exercise, even if in only short burst of activity. I don't feel guilty when I do indulge, because I know that I will make it up the next meal or the next day.

Just now, eating lunch, I had selected a nice chicken breast, some baby carrots, and a half a pita. As I ate, forgetting the pita, suddenly I realized something miraculous. I DIDN'T WANT THE PITA! My stomach as saying, "You know, you really don't need that right now. So don't eat it."

Lizzy got a special treat in my celebratory joy.

You know the best part, I can have a high carb, high fiber treat later in the day, when my stomach wants it.

I think that is pretty cool!

Now I think I might go tap dance for a while.