As per usual (this week), I got up at 5 AM and did a 30 minute session on the treadmill before heading to work. Once at work, I had a bagel with all natural PB and a banana that I snagged from the clubroom. I’m kind of over bananas right now but I forgot to grab and apple or pear from home.
I had work errands to run and while I was out, I picked up a little lunch for T and I. I had a small salad with spinach, edamame, peppers, a sprinkle of cheese, a hard boiled egg and tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella and then I topped it all off with oil and vinegar. Along side, I had a couple of whole wheat white house rolls which I only had two bites of, it was a bit dry. Salad hasn’t really been my thing lately but the warm weather was making me crave one!
After lunch, I had a devil’s food jello pudding cup! Yum!
Just before leaving for the day, I had a little greek yogurt with thawed frozen cherries and a little agave stirred in. My office was full of people at the time so no photo 😦 After work, I went to the grocery store and then headed home to meet the dear husband. We went out for Thai food for dinner! By the time we got there, we were both really hungry so we started with soup. I ordered Ton Yum soup with shrimp, it was super spicy, just the way I like it!
Next up was fried squid with sweet and sour sauce. I had a couple of these, I had to mentally stop myself from eating them because I knew I wouldn’t eat any of my dinner if I didn’t.
For dinner, I ordered my favorite, Spicy Drunken noodles with chicken. I normally order with tofu and now I remember why. The chicken was very dry so I only the noodles and veggies.
During this meal, I decided it was time to really start getting in touch with my hunger cues again. Something I have really let slip these days. I have been reading a lot about “the sigh” and have only experienced it once or twice and thought maybe I should try again. If you don’t know what I am talking about, “the sigh” is the signal that your body has had enough to eat. Supposedly, we sigh when we have had just enough. So, last night, I really tuned in and caught my sigh. I had one more bite and stopped. At first I wasn’t sure but a few minutes later, I realized that I was perfectly content with the amount of food I had eaten. Hopefully, one day, I can cut out the one more bite but for now, I think I am moving in the right direction.
Once we got home, I had a raging sweet tooth, my dinner was really spicy! I dug into the leftover Halloween candy and came up with a take 5 and a nutrageous. I hadn’t had either of these in a really long time; the take 5 was a little salty but the nutrageous was pretty tasty!
Thought Provoker: What signal do you listen for to stop eating? Hpw does your stomach and mind feel when you are satisfied?