Sunday, November 18, 2012
I don't really know when it happened, but I just realized how bad I am about skipping meals.
This is how my day usually goes: I get up every morning and the first thing I do is get my girls ready for the day and make them breakfast. I feed my younger daughter while the older daughter eats. After all that is done, I make and eat my own breakfast. I gotta have my breakfast!
After breakfast, I get busy playing with the girls and try to do some household chores. At noon, I make lunch and feed the girls. If they are eating something that I'm going to eat (which is rare because my oldest is super picky about what she eats), I join them. If not, I decide to make something after (which hardly ever happens). After lunch, I put my youngest down for her nap. Once she's asleep, I get any chores done that I'm not able to do with her around (mostly because she wants to help and it can get difficult with a 1 year old attached to your hip). After I'm done the chores (or almost done) is when my youngest decides to wake up. I then have to soothe her and hold her while she wakes up completely which can take up to a half hour. By this time, I have completely forgotten that I'm supposed to eat and don't end up eating anything until about 3pm while I'm getting dinner ready.
Basically, what I'm trying to say is that I don't eat enough!! I skip lunch and end up eating something to hold me over till dinner and then after dinner I'm still hungry so I start snacking away.
Today, as I was plugging away my food into the nutrition tracker, I realized how little I ate before. My metabolism is crap because I hardly ate anything. The tracker has helped me realize that I need to eat WAY more!! I wasn't even reaching half of my caloric intake before Sparkpeople! I still don't know if I'll be able to fill my intake, but I'm sure going to try. I've decided I need to make sure I carry snacks around with me so that I don't have any excuse for missing a meal. A new goal to set for myself!
Onwards and upwards on to the next day!!