Do I HAVE to go to work tomorrow? Today was a less than productive day and I would LOVE to have tomorrow to do what I had planned to do today. I guess I can be thanful I have Tuesday off to do the catch up/get ahead.
Today's food was adequate, though not what I would ideally like to be doing on any given day. Breakfast was yogurt with some Craisins and pumpkin seeds, since my stomach was telling me not to push it and for once I listened! Lunch didn't really happen since I ate my breakfast so late, and I just wasn't hungry. I did notice a bad habit today that I need to work on this week - no more finishing up or snacking on food that my daughter doesn't finish! I ended up eating a chicken strip and a few other small things over the course of the afternoon and I wasn't even hungry, it was just a bad habit. I'm just glad that I realized this today and am going to try to be more mindful of it this week.
While my tummy didn't allow me to have a balanced day, it did come around in time for our big family turkey dinner. We had a lot of fun at my cousin's house celebrating my Dad's retirement. And celebrate I did. My plate was a reasonable mix of brussel's sprouts, carrots, a small scoop of potatoes, and a healthy portion of sweet potatoes. I tried the stuffing, and tiny tastes of the jellied salads she had painstakingly created for this gathering. And then, just as dinner was ending, I starting doing it again - picking off the daughter's plate!
I got distracting chatting and did my mindless eating thing. Then dessert showed up, all five varieties, and I did my mindless eating thing again. I didn't even realize how much I had eaten, or how full I was, until we were in the car on our way home.
Sitting here writing this out for anyone who happens upon this blog to read really made me realize that I need to figure out a way to eat my mindfully. My plan right now is to write it down BEFORE I eat it. After a couple of weeks of this, I think it will be become a habit to think before I eat (at least I hope it will become a habit).
As much I don't feel like going to work, I do enjoy the routine of work and the fact that I can't just eat whatever I want.
In my lunchbag tomorrow will be:
Homemade vegetable and barley soup
some almonds and apricots
big delicious Gala apple
My freezer is filling up slowly with premade dinner foods for nights when I work a bit later, so tomorrow night's from-the-freezer dinner will be lasagna - so yummy! The husband will throw together a big salad to go with it and voila - two nights worth of dinners with little to no effort.
All of that turkey and all of those sugary foods are making me sleepy, even though I slept until almost 9:00 again today. Tomorrow will be a rude awakening at 6:30 a.m., so I better hit the hay.