Snacking

I can’t get enough food today.  I’m not binging or anything like that but I am not feeling full either.  Maybe I didn’t get enough carbs before I did my HIIT this morning but it’s really bugging me.  There were a lot of good things about today, some not so good but nothing that I feel emotional about.  At least feeling that I’m feeling emotional about.  That may have been the worst sentence I’ve ever written.  I feel driven.  I feel very motivated.  I had a great workout this morning and I’m about to do another yoga workout for my evening.  It just feels like I can’t get enough of something and I’m using food to fulfill that need.  It’s not working.

I’m realizing it’s ok/normal to go through moments like these.  I’m doing good with my workouts and sticking to healthy eating.  The main thing is not get down about what is happening, but to figure out WHY it’s happening.  That opens the door to address the problem.  I never knew how much a mental thing this weight loss was going to be and that’s why I’m glad I read “The 4 Day Diet” by Ian K. Smith when I first started out.  I didn’t follow the plan he outlined in the book but there was some things that were helpful to figure things out mentally.  Second was “Are You Ready?” by Bob Harper which I liked in how he brought it together for me in how to deal with those emotions and then to keep your mind focused on the end result.  Whether it’s the long term goal or finishing up an exercise routine.  Each action must be planned and performed to the best of my ability.  I’m getting all fired up again right now and ready to kick some butt with that workout.

One more thing…..  After I posted yesterday I had a great 1 hour workout, showered and left to visit some friends.  I wore sandels for fun and was planning on relaxing and enjoying the evening.  Wrong!  The boys wanted to play soccer so I played in the grass barefoot for 2 hours.  More running up and down but having a great time.  Bad news.  Sores in between the toes and oh was I stiff.  But I got my heart rate up and it was a good time for my son and I to play together.  Lots of laughing.  We’ll have to do it again soon…….with shoes.

UPDATE:

No yoga.  The wife got a choke coller for the puppy and I went for a 3 mile walk with him.  No running, just working at him staying along side of me without pulling away.  It was a nice 3 mile walk and he’s starting to get it.  Hopefully this calms him down so he’s not peeing all over the place.  He obeyed pretty good when we got back and is resting now.  We’ll have to try again tomorrow night.  I’m glad I went out because it was just beautiful out there.  I was going to go on the exercise bike in the morning but I think I’m going to go for the 4 mile run and see if I can run farther than I have before.  Time to push myself.  Time to be motivated.

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3 thoughts on “Snacking

  1. Ingrid

    I was floored to read this post this morning after what I read in my book about introverts (from who now on I will refer to as innies) and we eat. Basically it says that innies require a constant calorie flow rather than a “three square meal” approach to their diet to keep their energy up when living in a extroverted society. It also goes on to say that innies are prone to hypoglycemia (you can read up on that on your own if you want) and the best way to combat this is by eating frequently and consuming protein and complex carbohydrates together–nuts on your oatmeal or whole grain bread with turkey for example. I’m not saying that this is always the reason to why we may want to graze, there are definitely moments of emotional eating as well. I just know that when I read this I had an “aha” moment because I do like to snack all day and eat smaller meals. My snack of choice is usually vegetable and hummus…shocker, I know. 🙂 Can’t wait to see you this weekend!

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    1. Ehren Post author

      And what did I make for lunch today? A turkey sandwich with whole grain bread! Can’t wait to see you sis!

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