Tuesday, May 22, 2012
i feel so blah. the not eating at night was great on the nights i did it. but on nights like last night where i feel the need to eat a bowl of chips and a mini plate of nachos, it makes me hate myself in the morning. it's not like i was hungry i just wanted a treat because i really didn't want to go to work today. ah emotional eating! well tonight i will not eat after dinner. that's a start.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
so my not eating after dinner has been excellent. i only ate at night last night and that was because i was soooooooooo exhausted from hiking. but really i should have/could have just gone to bed instead of eating candy.
i told myself that i only really had to not eat after dinner 1 night this week, then 2 nights next week, etc. but did it 4 days out of 6 so that's great, and i'll get back to it tonight.
it's great to not feel full the next morning. it's great to not stuff myself full of stuff i don't need or truly want. so i'm going to keep it up!
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
alright i'm back here again. ready to try again!!! it's so annoying that i get really motivated to be healthy then lose it, then motivated again then lose it. argh.
so this is what i know. i know how to cook healthy meals and healthy snacks. i know what foods are good for me and what foods are not the best. i always eat a healthy breakfast. i only drink water 99% of the time (which does not feel like a restriction to me as i LOVE water and don't really love other drinks except occasionally). i can easily eat healthy lunches and dinners, and i often do. i always eat tons of fresh fruit and veggies. i eat a good variety of food including beans, tofu and whole grains. i rarely eat foods made with processed white flour. i always pack healthy snacks to take for lunch.
these things are all awesome! i must recognize that.
so what's wrong then? emotional eating. boredom eating. night time eating. after dinner eating. "i don't want to restrict myself from eating anything so i'm going to eat everything i can RIGHT NOW" eating.
what do i want? i want to have energy. i don't want to feel tired. i want my body to feel nourished, not sluggish. i want to feel well rested. i want to feel at peace with myself so that i can give and receive love freely.
how should i do this? i was thinking of keeping a food journal, but i might not do that. i've done it in the past and it's helped, but obviously it's not a longterm solution that works for me.
so since i know how to eat healthy and eat healthy most of the time i'm going to just focus on my nighttime eating. my mindless eating. why do i feel like i need to eat something after dinner? it's not because i'm hungry (well it's rarely because i'm hungry). i feel like i deserve a treat, or i need a treat? i feel like if i don't eat it now i won't be able to eat anything until tomorrow - this doesn't really make sense but it's how i feel. and after dinner eating has become a habit, something i just do because i do it. for no good reason.
so for now i think a good goal for me is to not eat after dinner. maybe it's too much for me to expect this of myself everyday. i could try doing it just once this week, twice next week, and so on. if i'm truly hungry after dinner, i will definitely eat something. but it's so rare that i'm truly hungry after dinner. i just want to eat eat eat.
what else can i do instead of eating? hm. leave the living room (where i eat and watch tv), and go read in bed or in another chair. go for a walk. play a game with my husband. play with my cat. call someone.
alright so let's see how this goes. tonight i won't eat after dinner. i'm not going to restrict anything else about how i eat or what i eat - not to say i'll go crazy, just that i trust myself to make good food choices up until the time i finish eating dinner.
that sounds nice. i trust myself to make good food choices!!! :) :) :) i know i'm in a way better place now than i was 5 years ago, and that's great. i must celebrate and recognize that.
alright, good luck to me! i know i can do it.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
breakfast: 1/3 cup oats, 1 cup unsweetened soy milk, 1 tbsp chia seeds, banana soft serve with 1 tbsp peanut butter
lunch: tamarind tofu bowl, steamed broccoli and cauliflower
snack: 1 oz walnuts, kiwi
after grocery shopping snack: giant bowl of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries with 2% plain yogurt. loooooooooove fresh berries yum.
snack because i was too hungry to wait for something to eat for dinner: homemade whole grain apple hemp muffin
dinner: edamame sushi salad (lettuce, brown rice, edamame, carrot, cucumber, sesame seeds, green onions, green onion-miso dressing, nori)
dessert: magnum ice cream bar
snack: rice cakes and mozzarella cheese
Sunday, July 31, 2011
i went for a run in the morning. ran 2.6 miles before my knee started to hurt. and we walked about 30 minutes as well.
breakfast: oat/chia/banana/soy milk/coconut pancake, 1 kiwi & 1/2 nectarine
1 oz almonds and walnuts
celery... was so starving for lunch so ate this to tide me over a bit. it sounds ridiculous that i would eat celery to tide me over but i just needed something.
lunch: black beans, portabello mushroom, chard, onion, garlic in a balsamic maple glaze, with quinoa
snack: sprouted whole grain toast with 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 cup unsweetened plain soy milk
i had to work in the afternoon and wasn't sure when i'd get home so i wanted to have a snack that would keep me full for a while and this one did!
dinner: tamarind tofu bowl (brown rice, tofu, cabbage, carrot, tamarind chutney), carrot. i had what's picture here and about 1/3 more.
wonderful husband made this for dinner!
homemade chia spelt carrot muffin
lychees and more lychees
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