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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Well, shucks, guys! Thanks so much for the suggestions and comments and questions!!!

I have heard of muesli. I never eat it, though. I'm not a huge fan of yogurt, but what ACCEPTHECHALLENGE described sounds really yummy, and if it keeps me full, all the better. I do feel like I have my breakfasts down pat and know what I can and how much to eat to get me through to lunch, but hey, sometimes you gotta switch things up.

When I said pasta doesn't fill me up, I meant any kind. I usually eat the whole wheat kind, and it does as little for me as the white. I think it's because I eat vegetarian spaghetti sauce, and it just doesn't have any protein in it to give it heft. All the mushrooms it can handle just doesn't do it for me.

I also didn't lose my appetite because I exercised, but because I got bad news of the type that makes my stomach turn. It was actually awful, but silver linings--I wasn't able to eat.

Yesterday morning, I ate a peanut butter sandwich with apple slices. Even though the apples was heavier than the banana usually is, I didn't feel as full as I do with a banana, which is weird. My shoulders ache today, because I did do ST yesterday. I used the bike a lot and got all my steps for the day, so that was good.

For dinner, I had two grilled cheese sandwiches and a bowl of tomato soup. I haven't put it in the tracker yet, but it was filling. I didn't want half of the second sandwich, but I ate it anyway, because it wouldn't have been any good to heat up, and I didn't want to tempt my husband with the leftovers. That sounds silly now. I should have just tossed it then. I worked today midnight to 4, so I skipped dinnertime and ate dinner at 11:45 before work. I always struggle when I work these wee hours shifts, because I want to snack or eat a fourth meal, but I went to bed at 6pm and then got up for dinner. It worked out well, and now I can have three real meals when I wake up again later this morning.

My husband said he wasn't hungry, but he kept looking at the clock to see when he could eat again. I asked if he was bored and did he want to play a game. It was cool to kind of read these feelings off him.

I wish I'd eaten more freggies yesterday. I got 4 servings, I think. We're trying to avoid the grocery store until March, so only three days, but we're running low on the fresh stuff.

Anyway...I have more, but it can wait until later today. I want to sleep! emoticon
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  • DUSTYPRAIRIE
    it's about lifestyle changes. you have to do what you can live with. emoticon
    1238 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    You're doing great! emoticon emoticon
    1238 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    It sounds like you are doing well under the circumstances. Wow--midnight to 4? That would be a very hard schedule and it would be hard to figure out a good eating plan with those hours. Sort of like having jet lag, I guess. I have a weird, constantly changing schedule, too, but have sort of gotten used to it in the past few months. I try to banish the thought "I'm hungry" as I'm riding the train or bus at 9:30 at night, not having eaten since 1 o'clock in the afternoon. Sometimes I fail and end up too famished to control myself when I get home, but I've been succeeding more and more in eating the right things and not too much. Routine is best, but we can't always have it, right?

    Hope everything else is going well and that you're enjoying being home again.
    1238 days ago
  • SEATTLESIMS
    night shift.. ugh..but sounds like you have a good plan in place for rest and fueling!
    apple vs banana? I think the crunching and the time it takes to eat an apple helps trick me into thinking I'm fuller than with a banana?
    Have a great day!
    1238 days ago
  • ACCEPTHECHLNGE
    Well, we live and learn. So now you know that a bowl of tomato soup and half a sandwich might be enough. If not, you can always make another half. emoticon Just thinking out loud.
    1238 days ago
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