I shot up out of bed this morning before my alarm went off at 5 with the thought “OH NO Jeremy’s uniforms!” Apparently he had the same thought at the same time because we met each other in the laundry room. I had forgotten to transfer them to the dryer before I went to bed last night. That’s always a fun way to wake up!
Now that I was wide awake, I had my morning coffee and quiet time, then did the rest of my routine as usual.
Had my oats
I made them slightly different this morning, with unsweetened almond milk instead of coconut. I much prefer coconut because its sweeter, but sadly, I have run out. I also put a 1 tbsp of peanut butter instead of a 1/2 tbsp.
Luke was still with his dad for the holiday and won’t return until tomorrow afternoon so the morning was very quiet and relaxing. Aidan even slept until sometime after 8 which is rare since he is usually up at the slightest hint of light.
I went to the gym this morning feeling GREAT. Probably because I didn’t binge eat eat a bunch of naughty foods yesterday! I jogged on the treadmill for 30 min. I felt a bit heavy the first 10-12 min but after that I started to warm-up. I felt like I could have done another 30 minutes when I finished. Too bad it wasn’t cardio day. My strength training was focused on biceps and triceps with some push-ups in the end. I had done Bob’s triceps challenge ( made it to 75) right before push-ups, so I was only able to do 10 boy push-ups today but I finished up with 20 more on my knees. Over all it was a great workout. I felt like I could have done another 15 minutes on the treadmill but Aidan hates when I leave him in the kid zone for too long. I am really looking forward to the weather we are supposed to have this week. I am hoping to get some pavement runs in and soak up some vitamin D!
Post work-out snack
Apple & chocolate protein bars
I finished up some of the housework I didn’t get to yesterday then I was hungry for lunch.
Leftover enchiladas from last last night’s dinner, grapes, a Cutie, baby carrots
I think its safe to say my appetite is back to it’s usual self.
Those eggs are my favorite candy ever. Yes, even more than peanut M&M’s. Good thing they only come around once a year. I am happy to say I think I have gained control over my sweet tooth because this amount was more than enough to satisfy me.
A few hours later…hungry again….
1/2 low fat vanilla yogurt, chia seeds, almonds, chocolate protein bread.
This held me over for an entire hour. I had a few peanuts & a few bites of granola before I decided to just eat something. SO I had a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats with Almond milk, which turned into two. I suppose that will be my dinner because I am finally satisfied, for now at least. See what I mean? It’s back with some friends!
Days like today make me both relieved and sort of uneasy. Relieved that I don’t count every single calorie anymore and can trust my body to tell me when it needs extra food. Uneasy because I can’t help but feel like there might be some underlying cause of my hunger that I am missing. Did you not get enough sleep? Are you stressed? Worried? I have this irrational fear that something is going to happen and I will gain all the weight back. I know in my heart of hearts that won’t happen. I know that today is my body’s way of making up the difference from the past few days and possibly even last week as a total. It’s still a big transition from actively dieting to intuitively eating. I know it will take time to get used to. I trust my body and I trust that the food I give it is being used for my benefit.