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Sleep or eat?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I've been making changes. Good ones. But those old enemies, those comforting foods, those 'well just have a little' when I know I won't have just a little, are daunting and haunting me.

Today, I'm feeling rather icky. Perhaps I'm coming down with the flu? Oh, I hope not. Haven't had the flu shot, couldn't afford it. Regardless, I feel like I've been through an old-fashioned wringer washer.

I think I'm hungry, but am I? What I really feel like doing is curling up in bed and sleeping but my tummy is growling. It wants food. Can't blame it. It's been at least 6 hours since breakfast. But, I don't feel like finding and making something "good", I want something warm in my tummy like mashed potatoes. But, I can't eat just a serving size. Nope, I fix enough instant to make probably 2 cups and for good measure, I add a small can of corn (unheated) and eat the whole lot. And that's what I'm wanting.

I'm not even thinking, "I've been good now for almost 3wks, I'm allowed to cheat." Honestly, that's not a thought. What I'm thinking is: yogurt = cold, smoothie = cold, salad = cold and I want my warm mashed potatoes. But that would blow my counts all out of proportion. Oh crap, what can I have?

I do know that my body needs rest. Not because of physical exertion, or it's bedtime after a long day, but because I can simply feel it. My head hurts. My body aches and my arms feel like dead weights while I'm typing. So, I don't know what I'm going to eat. But, I do know that I am going back to bed. Whether I eat now or later, well, I haven't yet decided.
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    I like soup. I also like oatmeal. Hungry girl has a way of making oatmeal called "growing oatmeal" which involves a half cup of oatmeal, a cup of almond milk and a cup of water. Chop up Anapple and toss it in. Sweeten it with Splenda or a bit o sugar if you prefer and flavor it with cinnamon. Bring it all to a boil then turn it down. Cook for a bit and turn it off and let it sit. It gets thick. Eat! There will be a LOT of food to satisfy!
    2288 days ago
    Do you have a nice hot can of soup you could throw on the stove? It would be warm/hot and easy to make and not horrible for you!
    2288 days ago
  • FOZZIE12
    Hey, Shamradawn, I think we all had this feeling, and what a rollercoaster it can be. White flour only makes it worse.
    I busted the cycle last week with making a pot of the base for the cabbage soup recipe. Then I just put in what veggies I want in my soup that day. it only takes minutes to warm it up and it is satisfying. And you can eat all you want!
    If your body is sleepy you will sleep sound.
    Give it a try. Wishing you the best. Fozzie12 emoticon
    2288 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/16/2013 4:47:24 PM
  • BEEJAY49
    How about a piece of toast with just a little peanutbutter on it? :)
    And take care of yourself. HUGS!
    2288 days ago
    The instant potatoes and corn aren't too harmful. But when your stomach growls... EAT! That is actually the feeling of HUNGER, not a craving or anything else.

    This is just me, but when I can't find anything else to eat and I want something warm that will "stick to your ribs", I eat instant oatmeal. Quaker has the whole "Weight Control" pouches, and they really do come in handy at times.

    I also like to get Krusteaz brand corn bread and back it with some blueberries or peaches or some kind of good, yummy fruit into it. And Krusteaz has a FAT FREE brand that is wonderful!

    Matter of fact, I think I am going to make some now to have with my salad with chicken this evening.

    Good luck... and eat!!
    2288 days ago
    What if you made those potatoes, with corn, and added a can of black beans to get some protein in?
    Sometimes your body wants certain foods for a reason. It might need all that starch to fight off whatever you might be coming down with.
    2288 days ago
    Stick with it. emoticon
    Let your body tell you what it needs!!
    2288 days ago
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