Isn’t that a pleasant blog title?
Sorry, but I just feel like I am hemorrhaging money lately. Ever since we moved from Maryland money has just been slipping away at a crazy fast rate. Cross country moves are extremely expensive. Boo.
And now that we’re moving into our condo we are doing repairs and buying furniture. And spending more money. We’re not being frivolous, but I am having buyers remorse as I just came back from Ikea. Oh well, it’s life and I’m rolling with it.
I got the tuna on a wrap, thinking that the wrap would be a better option than the bread. Well, upon further questioning it turns out the whole wheat wrap has 330 calories. I’d rather have the bread for that much!
Intuitive Eating: Then, it was on to my appointment with Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating Dietician extraordinaire 🙂
We talked about my homework from the last meeting. 1.) I was supposed to keep track of my hunger, fullness and satisfaction on some worksheets. 2.) I was supposed to go out to eat for dinner and see if I was still drawn to the kitchen to much through the night.
My homework for #1 didn’t go exactly as planned because I was looking for hunger signals in my stomach and couldn’t feel them. I kept thinking I wasn’t hungry, then would wait too long to eat and then over eat… It was not a helpful cycle.
After we went over my worksheets we realized I don’t feel hunger in my stomach. I feel hunger in my energy level, mood and in my head. When I really am beyond hungry I get really shaky, but I shouldn’t let it get that far.
So, I have to do the worksheets again, but this time monitor my hunger according to how my body signals that I am hungry.
We talked about how different people feel hunger differently. It’s super interesting.
I also have a new homework assignment.
2.) Get 8 hours of sleep a night.
I told her that the reason I most often eat when I’m not hungry is when I’m tired. But, even knowing this I am not getting enough sleep (which is just dumb on my part). To make matters worse, I am training for a marathon and require extra sleep to help my body recover from all those miles.
She said I must get 8 hours of sleep or cut back on running. I think I mentioned this before, but she is a runner and was actually an amazing marathoner in the past. I love that she gets me in regards to my running needs 🙂
3.) We went over my typical eats and she said they are good. Well, they’re good for someone who doesn’t have a very high activity level. This might be the reason I get so snacky at night/afternoon – my body just wants more overall, but I’m waiting to give it more until it’s too late.
I’m going to make sure I have a substantial afternoon snack in an effort to keep my blood sugar from getting to low in the afternoon/post dinner.
Then, I went back to Ikea to get my furniture. We moved back across the country with nothing except our clothes and kitchen stuff, so we needed a couch, kitchen table and desks.
I’m super excited about the 8 hours of sleep thing! I’m actually exhausted right now and have a long run planned for tomorrow morning, so I must go. See you tomorrow!