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Sunday Morning and a Couple of Thoughts

Sunday, October 28, 2012

I have a couple of thoughts going through my head this morning I want to share with you. I go through spurts of doing well with eating breakfast and then I start to revert back to my wicked ways of not eating until later in the day. This usually happens when I am home and I don't need to be out the door at any certain time. So, this morning I was thinking what can I eat early that will give me nutrients and kickstart my digestive system without requiring me to do much in the kitchen. I came up with a really quick breakfast. It is a banana and 1 T peanut butter.

This breakfast has 204 calories and packs 31 carbs 9 fat and 5 protein. Yes, it is carb heavy vs. protein heavy, but I can eat a protein snack in 3 hours of just a few walnuts, and then eat my breakfast I really love for lunch.

Instead of 2 eaggs I have switched it to 1 whole egg, 2 egg whites, 1 ezekial bread toast, fresh fruit or juic depending on what I have in the kitchen and 4 oz of milk. I love whole milk but I do limit it to the 4 oz. I can't tolerate the fat free stuff. This lunch has 232 calories 18 carbs 9 fat and 19 protein. By the time I have a breakfast, snack, and lunch I still have less calories than I use to eat in one meal and yet I am totally satisfied. This works!

One more thought to share with you. I have a sparkfriend who has been going back and reading all of my blogs I have posted the past two years and commenting on them. I can't even tell you how much this has meant to me that she would take her precious time to want to get to know me this way. We all are so busy that time is one our most precious gifts we can give to one another! It makes emotions well up inside of me even talking about this. It is strange how much emotion I can feel now and how it feels good to let these emotions surface and release. They say a lot of what we feel is not even about what initally sets it off, but it is good to release it. Anyway, thank you so much Reina for doing this and thank you to all of you for the support that all of you have given me. This is to my the new and old sparkfriends. Due to my trust issues with two failed marriages and a best friend betrayal involved in there, I have had to force myself to open up in these blogs. It has been worth the effort. thank you thank you thank you! Did I say emoticon ? Well I do.
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    Thanks for sharing. Re: The trust issues: emoticon

    I think we re-gain the ability to trust ourselves when we stop overlooking the warning signs others (those who do not have the best of intentions) give us and so learn that we (oneself) are (is) trustworthy.

    You're right. It is worth the effort.
    : )
    1943 days ago
  • JUDY106
    I have problems eating in the morning so I drink a low cal/carob protein drink in the morning and I feel so much better. I don't even want to snack before lunch, but the days that I do two exercises classes with 30 minus break between them I do drink a 100 cal protein drink between the classes so I won't get too hunger at lunch time. It really works for me. I like the protein drink because I can get started right away burning calories and I don't have to plan or cook my breakfast. I do cook my lunch and I really spend some time on this meal preparing it so I take the break from cooking Breakfast.
    1944 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/28/2012 10:55:20 PM
    ((HUGS)) It has been MY pleasure! And I am up to page 3, counting backwards, by the way. =)

    About reverting back to your wicked old ways of skipping breakfast, try this: go to Hobby Lobby or Michaels or some hobby store that has note booking and scrap booking stuff, and get yourself some GOOD stickers for your calendar. They have to be something that truly motivates you and that you love. Even the expensive ones are cheap, when you figure its a few bucks a month to really establish your habit.

    Then each day that you eat breakfast give yourself a sticker, and stick with it for a month, or better yet, 2 months. You will stop reverting back if you keep it up for that long. What I do is set up my oatmeal with the peanut butter in it the night before, and lay out a piece of fruit next to it, so in the morning all I have to do is add the water. That is MY favorite breakfast. =)
    1945 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/28/2012 2:42:25 PM
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