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TGIF !

Posted by Susan on August 21, 2009

Typical Friday, typical Friday stresses and frustrations, but I lived through it ! I went to bed last night at 6:30 pm ! I slept like a baby, and ended up having a great workout this morning. Amazing what a difference a day of eating well, and a night of good, sound sleep makes !
This morning I had some protein pancakes for breakfast. I love them because they are filling and I find that I am not hungry for hours after eating them !

Since I was still sort of full from breakfast , I just had a peach around 9: 30 am. ( I had the pancakes at 5 am)

Around 11:00 am I was hungry so I had 2 Rye Crisp crackers and a wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese , and a small apple.

At 2:00 pm, it was time for some lunch. A veggie salad with sunflower seeds and sesame sticks.

Dinner was the last of the chicken breasts I made at the beginning of the week, rosemary potatoes, and a veggie salad.
After that it was all down hill ………………. Some personal issues sent me running for the food ! I ate quite a few sugar free cookies, a dark chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, and half a bag of Snap Pea Crisps ……… As you can see , in spite of all of the things I’ve conquered, and learned during this weight loss / maintenance journey, I am still not above some emotional eating.
I still find comfort in food when I am feeling certain emotions. I am in no way using this as an excuse. I put the food into my mouth, I made the choice to eat . But it is done. It is what it is , and all I can do is move on …………
Tomorrow is another day.
And it is Saturday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It will definitely be good!

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The Pity Party Has Come To An End !

Posted by Susan on August 16, 2009

Yesterday , I found myself in the midst of a massive Pity Party ! I was allowing the upset of Friday bleed into my Saturday. I ended up grazing all day, some healthy things, some not so healthy. Nothing like the huge binges of the past, but still. Grazing all day and not actually eating good balanced meals at scheduled times is dangerous for me !

At 8:00 last night I realized I hadn’t eaten a real meal all day and finally had an egg on whole wheat bread. I made the decision that today would be different. I would get back on track and stay there !

Here are today’s eats : For breakfast I had oatmeal, Go Lean Crunch, and 1 T. of Chocolate Dreams peanut butter. Plus I had a hard boiled egg.

Lunch was tuna, broccoli slaw,carrot salad on a whole grain English muffin, baby carrots, Snap Pea Crisps (love these things !) and a small apple.

Around 4:00 pm I was kind of hungry so I has a handful of peanuts.

Dinner was a 4 oz chicken breast, Rosemary Potatoes ( these were super yummy and really easy to make!) and a veggie salad with a little sprinkle of reduced fat cheese.

Dessert tonight was awesome ! A slice of Diet Coke Cake ( the last one ) with 1 cup of fat free frozen yogurt and a drizzle of reduced sugar chocolate syrup. Perfect sweet ending of the food day !
New Toy !

Yesterday I bought a food scale ! I’ve been wanting one for a while now. I found this one at Ocean State Job Lot , a store that sells over stock from other stores . I got this baby for $15.00 ! It is easy to use and works great. Now I can be more exact with my portions.
I took a rest day today from working out. I felt my body needed a rest. We slept in this morning and had a nice lazy day ! Now I am ready for the week ahead ! Hope everyone has a good one !

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