Category: Erika (A)
Another nine-day work marathon complete.
I am SO ready to start exercising again. But boy, it's so tough leaving the comfort of home when it's this cold outside! I want to start yoga up again. I really could use it. No, what I need is an exercise buddy. So hey, any fellow type As in MPLS who need an exercise partner? Even just to walk outside when it's not so cold (OK, that's going to be like 4 months from now the way the weather is going!!!) Anyhoo, I could use the motivation! Or perhaps I'll join a gym or start back up with yoga with someone who will kick my butt if I don't show up?
Strange thing has been happening to me lately. I don't know what this means, but it's very interesting. In listening to my body as I usually do, I've noticed that it takes me a lot less time to feel satiated (full) than usual. For instance, I took home a slice of Charlie Brown cheese torte last week. (It's like this chocolate moussey-type cheese cake thing. It's super sugary). Usually I can eat anything chocolate no matter how sugary it is. But I couldn't finish it. I actually had to put the other half in the fridge! It's just so weird! But good because hey, I should probably not be eating that in the first place!
From Sunday through today, I've been working on a veggie quiche from the market next door. I look at it and want to eat it but my appetite is much larger than my actual stomach. I eat a few bites and I'm like done! This is so weird. But a good weird, I guess. Thing is I'm not trying to lose weight, just maintain the weight and not gain as I get older. Or at most I'd be willing to lose about 5-7 pounds to reach my ideal body weight. But I'd do that through exercise.
This early satiation thing happened again yesterday. I bought lunch for all the techs and we all decided on this mexican tortilla grill place next door. I was eating this chicken quesadilla with guacamole and mild salsa. It was pretty good but 3/4 through I couldn't even look at it. It wasn't even that big to begin with!
Last, today I was SO hungry right before my break. I went next door to the deli and got 5 chicken wings and a seaweed wrap filled with rice and other veggies. This wrap was maybe a little larger than my fist (and my hands are pretty small). Well, about halfway through it, I couldn't eat the rest!
I think part of this has to do with my protein intake. I've naturally been eating less carbs simply due to the fact that as a non-secretor, wheat and corn are off the list so in the midwest there isn't much else to choose from (rice just isn't big here unless it's Asian cuisine or wild rice dishes). So when I do eat carbs, they are grossing me out. It's not like I'm eating a ton of protein either. It's not like I'm eating much of anything.
Maybe I'm getting a cold or something. Hmmm.....good thing I bought those herbs from the NAP site. And good thing I got my FLU SHOT!!!!!!!!!!
Well, maybe it's more simple than that. Maybe subconsciously my type A body is getting the hint that 6 small meals are better than three big ones. Even when I eat my crazy breakfast (see first blog entitled "greetings" in the archives), I have to space it out over a period of a half hour to an hour or it's just too much all at once! Too much liquid or something.
Or maybe I'm pregnant (just kidding, boyfriend). Yeah, yeah, bad joke, sorry.
I'm starting to get some really good ideas for work snacks. It's hard to get myself to snack when I'm so busy. And the snacks that the rest of the staff tend to eat aren't really food. It's like potato chips and candy. Luckily, I'm not really an emotional eater or I'd be munching on that stuff all shift. I think I was at one point of my life (an emotional eater-boredom, etc.), but those days are long gone.
Wanna hear something really funny? I was so tired last night that I ended up getting off work around 5 pm and falling asleep around 6 pm. Around 8:15 I looked at the clock and jumped out of bed "Holy #&+*, I'm late for work!!!!" Then I looked at my cell phone, realized it was only 8:15 PM (not am) and went back to bed. Slept till 11 pm. Got up and watched, "Dude, where's my Car?" Till about one or two am. Can I please NOT recommend that movie to anyone? Yes, Ashton (fellow Iowan) is a goofy hottie, but ya know, I was thoroughly unamused. Maybe it's an acquired taste. Or maybe I'm just too old for those kind of movies now. But I was thinking about "and thennnnn?????" all day today and thought, ya know, that film DID have its moments. And thennnnn, I'm still not sure it was worth my 4 bucks at blockbuster.
Man, I don't know if it's a type A thing or a wimp thing, but I NEED LOTS OF SLEEP!
Well, gonna go eat some quiche and salad now. Doesn't that sound great? I was warming it up in my oven the last two days. Next thing ya know, this neighbor girl came by asking if I had an egg since the place smelled like I'd been baking. I took one look at her and thought to myself, "IF YOU ONLY KNEW (how much I love eggs)". I told her I ALWAYS have eggs. It was quite funny. Well, to me anyway.