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On the run

Thursday, January 31, 2013

My husband rarely eats lunch; he's too busy at work. I don't understand this; my stomach growls would probably be heard a county away if I was more than an hour past my usual lunch time. However, I have noticed that the busier I am, the less I eat, especially if I'm genuinely interested and engaged in what I'm doing.

Formulating a theory, I have decided to take on weeknight projects each week to help keep me busy and away from the snacks. Our weekends are already jam-packed with home projects that we're good there, and work keeps me on my toes. So really, it comes down to my weeknights after work, and that's what I'm going to focus on first. This past week I've finished painting on a long-waiting project in our upstairs. It feels great to be wrapping up that project, and I'm going to try and take care of other small ones before spring hits and I'm spending all my free time gardening. :)

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EMILYBEHNKE 2/1/2013 10:21AM

    Good ideas--thanks!

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SKELLERGIRL 1/31/2013 8:52PM

    Keeping busy seems like a good way to curb any extra eating. This afternoon when I cm home my stomach was serenading me, so I took a walk. When I came home, I was still hungry, but no where near the same as before. If you're mind and body are occupied, I think you get a more accurate read on hunger than if you're idle...

I guess it's because if you're too quiet, your stomach sounds so much louder!

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KARIDIAN1 1/31/2013 8:51PM

    My hubby takes a chocolate Chug to work. Kind of like a Sports Shake, but it keeps him going.

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