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Thursday, April 11, 2013

I have the munchies. CRAZY, mindless munchies.

There are plenty of things I can and should be doing right now, but everything still has a variety of scrumptious, excessive fat content based images in my head. I WANT crap in a large, unhealthy portion. I went to the cabinet and grabbed two servings of Monster Mix Trail Mix; the content itself is a combination of good and bad: peanuts, raisins, and a variety of chocolate. One serving is 10 grams of fat. Double that and I'm asking for it. Not necessarily physically, but emotionally - I know I won't feel satisfied and then I'll feel guilty.

So I returned half of my portion to the container. This left me with one (tiny, given my craving) serving of delicious trail mix. This also brings my daily nutrition back to a reasonable and consistent account across the board. I enjoyed the treat and am definitely full, but I still want to graze... so I searched "munchies" on SP and I found I'm not alone.

One major suggestion is to keep your hands busy (check) and write it all out (check), but there were also a few questions I should ask myself:

1. Are you bored?
2. Are you worried?
3. Are you upset/sad/down?
4. Are you REALLY HUNGRY?!

My answers/solutions:
1. NO. Definitely not.
2. Yes. About my extensive distraction with the munchies AND the work I am now NOT doing because I'm avoiding the kitchen.
3. Strangely, yes. I didn't think I was. In fact, I have been enjoying myself lately, but everything I have been putting off is starting to set off alarms in my head right now. This is partially because I should be doing some of that right now, but otherwise I think I am upset with myself for procrastination reasons.
4. NO. Not even a little. In fact, my stomach hurts a bit.

I didn't think this would help, but it did. Those questions were legit and I didn't even realize it. I'm frustrated with my level of inactivity from a work perspective. I should have seen this coming too. Previously I had aired some concerns about letting work deadlines (self imposed) slip as a result of being so invested in a healthy lifestyle and I guess this is me figuring it out.

Is balance ever really attainable?

At least I don't want to eat anymore...
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    I think blogging is such a great way to get through these "munchie" times. I've done this, and not done this, and when I do, I usually can avoid the binge. As far as balance goes.......yes I believe it's attainable. But what I do think is that it is perfectly individualized to your exact needs, and only you can find it, after a lot of diligent effort, and tailoring, little more here, little less there. Then someday, you'll wake up, and you will be the living embodiment of balance. I'm nowhere near that yet, so good luck to us both in our efforts to find our own personal balance. I know it's hard, but I have a feeling is so worth it! Keep up the great work!
    1892 days ago
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