“Life is a flow of love; your participation is requested.” That doesn’t really have anything to do with today’s post, but it is the quote on the Yogi tea that I’m sipping right now. Random quotes often amuse me. 🙂
Today was kind of a weird day. I woke up at a weird time, added something new to today’s morning routine, and was a bottomless pit all day long. At least it started out with a pretty normal breakfast:
I’ve been waking up earlier than usual the last few days, partly because I’ve been trying to get to bed earlier. It’s rare that I’m up and functioning before 7:30. I am NOT a morning person. 🙂 This morning, I woke up at 6:30, and I felt really tight and stiff from last night’s workout. I’ve been meaning to try one of the yoga videos on my On Demand, and I decided this was the day. I have only tried yoga a handful of times, but I could tell that, thanks to strength training, my balance was much better than it used to be. It was still a challenge, but I remember how much harder it was the last time I tried it. I definitely felt better after I was done, and I’m going to remember that in the future when I need some extra stretching!
After my 25 minutes of yoga, I mixed up the same bowl I had yesterday, but I remembered to add some protein powder today for some extra staying power. I put my nut chopper in the photo because I’ve been meaning to tell you how I practice portion control with the chopped nuts that I love to scatter on top of things. I put the nut chopper on the food scale, set the scale to zero, measure out the number of grams of nuts I want, and then I just have to turn the handle a few times and sprinkle away. It’s so quick and easy!
Since I ate breakfast earlier than usual, I wasn’t surprised when I got hungry for a snack earlier than my normal time. I usually make it until at least 11:00, but today I was hungry by 10:30, despite the addition of Jay Robb to my bowl. I had a Wallaby maple yogurt (YUM!) and some Peanut Butter Puffins (Double YUM!) to hold me over until lunch:
Here’s where things take a weird turn. I had a bigger than usual lunch:
I planned to have the edamame and the cookie as afternoon snacks, but I had them with lunch instead. I also had a hard boiled egg, some Springtime Market Potato Salad and a sandwich made with goat cheese, radishes and scallions. I would have preferred hummus, but I emptied the container yesterday. 😦 I don’t know if I just didn’t hit the right spot with this lunch, but it left me wanting more. I was with some friends at a place that sells cookies, and we discussed the fact that I wanted one. I didn’t get one, and I headed back to my office still looking for something else to eat.
Then, I saw a plate of these in the hallway:
I don’t typically have trouble passing up the store bought food that co-workers bring in, but homemade items are another matter altogether. Add that to the fact that I had just had a conversation about how badly I wanted a cookie, and it was destined to come back to my office with me. It was yummy, and I enjoyed it! Here’s the weird thing: I still wanted something else so I had a random Fiber One bar from the desk drawer.
I’d basically eaten all but one of my afternoon snacks, a bonus bar, my lunch and a bonus cookie all in the span of an hour and a half. That’s really not normal for me! Today was a struggle for some reason. I was kind of a bottomless pit, although I wasn’t only eating out of hunger. I hardly ever have a day like that, and I’m just hoping tomorrow will be back to normal!! Eventually, after all of that, I did feel legitimately hungry so I broke the sad “no nut butter” streak that started yesterday and had one of these with peanut butter:
I meant to save the other crisp for tomorrow, but… I ate that too. When it was close to quittin’ time, I had the other snack I had brought, which was a bowl of Greek yogurt with the very last bits of the Goji chunks and a bit of pomegranate honey jelly. I love this combo, but I’m kind of glad that the “high calorie to low satisfaction ratio” Goji chunks are gone.
When I got home, I decided to try to salvage the day. I had some Campbell’s light southwestern style vegetable soup.
That was followed by an egg white omelette with some fat free cheese and scallions as well as a piece of toast with sugar free jelly. This meal was low in calories and pretty decent as far as protein goes, but, I wasn’t done.
I just had to have the rest of the Strawberry Darling LaLoo’s…
… followed by some chocolate chips…
… and a Vitatop.
Project “salvage the day” was short lived. Now, I’m sipping tea and trying to make it to bedtime without eating anything else. Do you ever have days like this? Do you give in? Days like today are incredibly rare for me, so I’m not going to really worry about it. I’m sure that I could analyze my eats and come up with a zillion strategies and theories, but I don’t want to do that. If it happens again, well, I may revisit the issue. For now, I’m just going to remember that tomorrow is a new day, and go from there. Even so, it will go down as a weird day in my books. Wish me luck with a return to normalcy tomorrow!
I went to the gym tonight, and I had a good workout, which made me feel much better. Tomorrow, I hope to kickbox during lunch, and I’m excited. I do look forward to the super challenging kickboxing class I attend each week. My pink gloves are ready!
I’m glad that Friday is close because, as I see it, my official vacation starts at the end of the Friday work day. I can’t wait!! I think a change of scenery will do me a world of good!
Ciao for now, bloggie friends and have a great Thursday! I’m planning on having a “normal” one. 🙂