Sunday, February 7, 2010

Feb 7 Meals & Activity

Well, it started out good anyway.

Breakfast:
Chai tea with 1/2 c milk and 2 tsp agave nectar
1 mini bagel (100 calorie) with 1 ounce light cream cheese and 4 slices razor thin deli ham
1 Ruby Red grapefruit

Lunch:
1 cup homemade macaroni and cheese made with Fiber Wise high fiber pasta
1 cup steamed broccoli & cauliflower

Snack:
3/4 c mixed fresh fruit (melon, berries, grapes, pineapple)

Then I got a phone call that stressed me out. If I could go into detail, you'd understand. Trust me on this one. I just got my train knocked off the tracks again. More life changes coming this week. Pray for me if you don't mind.

I began pacing around wanting to eat. I was upset and trying SO hard to comfort myself in other ways. I played with my kids. I cleaned. I went outside in the sunshine and did yard work for half an hour. Then I came in and made cinnamon rolls out of low fat crescent roll dough.

Food I Can't Call a Snack or a Meal:
2 low fat crescent rolls baked with cinnamon sugar and glazed with frosting
cup of milk
cheese... maybe 3 ounces
1 banana
1 mini bagel with cream cheese
100 calorie bag of microwave popcorn with 1T butter melted over it (brilliant huh?)
cup of apple juice
handful of trail mix

The above food was not shoveled in, actually, and was not eaten one thing after another. It was kind of like I was trying to distract myself from being upset, and kept picking at things every 20 minutes or so. It was consumed over the entire afternoon and evening, between about 2pm and 9pm. I was feeling like I needed the comfort of the food. And it did comfort me, but I am certainly not pleased that THAT is how I did it. This has to change. I don't do it nearly as often as I used to but I really have got to learn not to use this as a coping mechanism! Ever!

Dinner:
1 small sloppy joe (homemade from extra lean 4% beef with pinto beans mixed in)
1 baby carrot
1 bite of pineapple

Man am I tired. But I do think my foot and joints will be able to handle more exercise this week if I take something for the pain when needed. My goal is to bike every day, walk 2x/week, strength train 3x/week, and do Wii Fit with my daughter at least once a week.

I feel better and focused again already. I am ready for a fantastic week, regardless of my changing circumstances.

7 comments:

M said...

It's so hard to find ways to comfort ourselves when we've done it with food in the past. This was a problem of mine too.

Derek said...

I do the same damn thing. Every time I get a little stressed out, I find myself in front of the refrigerator. Yes, it distracts me from the stress, but it has a terrible impact on my body.

I guess the best thing to do is try to find some alternatives. I'm thinking exercise would be a lot better. If I ran, maybe running would release some stress. Do you think exercise would have the same effect for you?

Leslie said...

Hang in there Lyn. I can relate all too well and too recently to this - frown frown. Whatever the details, you are loved, and in many thoughts and prayers.

Steelers6 said...

Hey dear, yes, praying for you. Praying God's peace, comfort, strength & wisdom.

I hope you don't mind me saying that this round of comfort eating pales in comparison to some. It seems you were still 'thinking', & really not too out of hand. Believe it or not, it is progress. The choices even (for the most part!) are healthier, and I suspect that is in part due to some thinking, and in part due to what you now have available in the house. Good going on having healthy stuff around! No more stashes waiting for moments like these to pounce!

I wish you a nice refreshing long walk today. And happy feet. Hugs.

BrendaKaye said...

I am so sorry you got bad news. I am praying for you this week. I think you did really good at needing to munch, but still keeping it under control.

MsMagnetism said...

I'm sorry your dealing with more stress. ((huggles)) I will surely pray for you and your family through your tough times. I hope it all works itself out. I'm here if you need me. I'm glad you are feeling better and more focused again. You can do this.

All Women Stalker said...

I did that just today, using eating as a coping mechanism because work stressed me out. I can't even remember most of the stuff I've stuffed myself with today.