Day 5- Eating in front of a mirror

First observation after eating in front of mirrors all day: I ate so much faster than I normally do. Scarfing my food seems like it would have the opposite effect on weight loss. But the last thing I want to do is watch myself stuffing my face. I have fine enough table manners and I ate well throughout the day… in half the time.

This trick is one of the more unnatural ones in the eight-day challenge. At first, I thought I’d have to sit in front of my full-length mirror in my bedroom or lean over my bathroom sink during mealtimes. Ew! But once again, my morning “aha” moment solved my problem. I carried around the handheld mirror I keep in my medicine basket. Luckily, no one saw me eating yesterday. Would I have looked narcissistic or what? It reminded me of eating at home with my family. I could always barely see myself in the china cabinet mirror and my sister constantly caught me glimpsing at the mirror whenever I told a story. Watching myself talk is one thing. But eating, for the most part, is not an attractive activity.

Maybe sometime in the future I’ll have a similar china cabinet to take a peek at myself while I eat as to be conscious of my consumption. But for now, I’m not going to bother seeking out a spot in front of a mirror. Watching everyone else eat is fine enough.

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