I realized today that there were 3 things that conspired to causing me to have huge comfort food cravings today and then - to my giving in!
1. I was cold all day -
2. I was tired all day -
3. I was unprepared for my lunch and snacks, so I was hungry all day -
[I know...that was terrible, hu?...made you smile tho?...me, too!]
Now - I have known that stress always triggers cravings for me, but these three I really had not identified so clearly.
SO - I have three new strategies!!
1. Get nice and warm at the beginning of the day and layer to stay cozy!!
2. TURN IN EARLY!!
[now I really like that thought!]
3. Think ahead about lunch - like the night before - and be sure to pack plenty! Today I skimped on fixing enough lunch and healthy snacks and, boy did I ever pay for that mistake...So I gotta plan ahead better -
OK - there you have it - the lessons I learned today - warmth throughout the day - plenty of rest the night before - and a reasonable, generous amount of food packed for the work day [including an after work snack so fast food does not grab me like it did today -- I was soooo hungry!]
Tomorrow's another day - and a new chance to hit my food tracking goals.
Alright! I'm off to turn in early. Happy Friday tomorrow, everyone!!
I always love your blogs and I with the dang subscription would remind me when you post so I will remember to come by here (I have some short term memory loss issues that were just found - part of the neck damage from the car accident)!
I made sourdough bread today and yesterday, and again tomorrow, so I will bring the bread when we run away and meet each other somewhere. You bring the cocoa, I will bring the bread and Irish whiskey to keep us warm all day! HAHA
I hope the job is going great and that you absolutely LOVE it. If not, pretend so you can still smile all day.
Hugs and Love to you my dear friend... and PEACE for you and your entire family. Angela 1911 days ago