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Tell me why . . . . I don't like Mon-days

Monday, November 19, 2012

I reckon, if I look back on the past few months - if I have a day where I have been eating out of control, 9 times out of 10 it is a Monday.
I don't mean overeating at a social function - where I have seconds, or thirds of something yummy when I don't need it.
I mean quietly eating multiple bowls of cereal, and slices of bread with lashings of butter and jam - and I am not hungry, but there is this need which compels me.

Mondays.

The kids and I don't have a regular gig for Mondays. No kindergarten, or swimming lessons etc. Just me, and the kids. Tired kids, and tired me after an action packed weekend.
I try to organise things. Try to keep busy.
Today, my friend cancelled our catch up this afternoon.

Mondays.

So, I have over eaten. With little pleasure in it.
I did this when I tracked my food. And I am still doing it.
Nothing has changed. The question is 'Did I really expect it to?"

I am not addressing my underlying feelings. Mostly boredom & fatigue - plus a bit of annoyance with tired children.

Mondays.

What might have helped today?
I should have either pushed through and taken the kids out somewhere. Or had a nap, then taken the kids out somewhere, or started an activity at home.

What might help in the future?
Make better plans for Mondays. Go out and take a picnic lunch. Have a couple of back up activities planned to get through the day. Schedule some exercise. Get to bed early Monday night.

Mondays.
You never hear anyone proclaim 'TGI Monday' do you?


And now for dinner? I don't really feel like eating anything, but I will have a small portion of the sweet potato and chickpea curry I am making. Wont need rice, and wont need an after dinner snack. Tomorrow is a much better day - so busy I will hardly have time to scratch, plus pilates and spin class.
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A*L*P* 11/20/2012 7:35AM

    Simply put, Mondays suck. I hear ya. Hang in there noticing a pattern will only help for the future!

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PATTYKLAVER 11/20/2012 7:25AM

    Recognizing a problem day is 3/4ths of the battle. You've got some good ideas on how to combat it. You can do it!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 11/19/2012 5:20PM

    It's easy to confuse hunger with being tired. You just want to rechange. Recognizing it is the first step. You have a good plan and a good attitude about tomorrow.

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KANOE10 11/19/2012 8:06AM

    I am sorry Mondays are hard for you. I think your ideas for making them better are good ones. Is there any type of parent coop you could join where you are with other mothers?

It is too bad your friend cancelled.

I always found that when I was tired, I wanted to turn to food for energy.

I hope the rest of your day goes well. I know you are looking forward to tomorrow!

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 11/19/2012 6:36AM

    Maybe you don't eat enough of the food that you need throughout the week and over the week-end?
Maybe you could make your week-ends and other days of the week less hectic?


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