First, I want to say THANK YOU to the outpouring of support, encouragement and thought provoking ideas shared with me on my last post in comments, Facebook chats and in person hugs. You guys are the greatest.
Now for the topic at hand. This morning I was sitting on the couch, browsing Facebook, etc for an hour or two after I got out of bed. I was ignoring the growing growl in my tummy. I do this quite often…..
I get immobilized…stuck…I know what I should eat and I know what I want to eat and I just can’t move and commit. It isn’t laziness, I am truly immobilized, like I’m paralyzed…looking towards the kitchen…..just…ugh…stuck.
This is often why I don’t eat until I’m starving, which leads to either poor choices or making good choices but overeating, or BOTH.
I happened to be texting with a good friend this morning and was sharing these thoughts with her.
Friend: I get it. What do you have that you should eat?
Me: Eggs, Orange, Milk.
Me: I want Cinnamon Toast Crunch 🙁 I can’t have it though, because I have 5 grains for the day and we’re having chicken fried rice for dinner..which normally takes up 3…so thats 2 left for the day and I’m going out for lunch.
Me: My hungry inner child is asking for cereal, popcorn, sandwiches and potatoes!
Friend: Have apples with cinnamon sprinkled on them, crunchy cinnamon taste.
Me: Hmm, that sounds good, I’ll get up and do that plus eggs.
Friend: I get stuck on food a lot, too!
Friend: How are the apples?
Me: Yummmmmmmmm 🙂
I guess one of the ways to have this not happen is to have a bunch of foods around that are all good choices that I like…right? Why is that so hard? Does anyone else relate to this?