Yesterday started off great! I have had a lot on my mind this week, so I’ve been somewhat distracted to say the least. But I wasn’t letting it get the better of me.
Breakfast – Banana-soymilk-chocolate instant breakfast smoothie; scrambled egg in a pita pocket.
Took it easy on the walk-run, alternating 1-2 minutes of running with 2-3 minutes of walking. Worked up a sweat but didn’t wear myself out. Yoga was great, as always and I love my instructor. We did a chair-supported shoulder stand today!
Lunch – veggie burger on English muffin with cheddar veggie cheese and ketchup; V8 juice; mixed veggies (raw); hummus; raisins.
This snack held me over so well that when we went out to eat for a family birthday, I still wasn’t hungry! I ordered a bowl of beef vegetable soup, which I eventually ate. It was a weird feeling! I think it’s stress…
I COULDN’T SLEEP! My mind was on overdrive as soon as I laid down. I have been trying to figure out what I want my next career to be (or my first really, I have just a job now) and it has been taking it’s toll I guess. I want to be a trainer or a nutritionist, or both, or perhaps something else, I don’t know. And I am being flooded with information about certifications, degrees, etc. I am overwhelmed at the moment! But it’s also exciting to think about…just not when it starts interrupting your sleep!
I finally got up at midnight because my stomach felt like it was eating itself (ew) and I made 2 Gingerbread Pop Tarts (the last two, thank goodness!) and ate about 2 tbsp of peanut butter out of the jar. I also watched the latest episode of 90210, I needed some mindless entertainment.
I think that helped because I went to bed and slept the rest of the night, just a shorter time than I would have normally. I feel better today but yesterday was definitely tough.
Note: I only ate because I really felt hungry. I was really stressed too, which can lead to emotional eating – especially from me, but I was able to fight it until I started to feel physically sick.
Now, once I started eating something, my emotions did take over a little bit (peanut butter, anyone?). But I re-gained control and took myself to bed 🙂
Hope everyone had a good week and enjoy your weekend!