Sunday, January 31, 2010

Figuring out what’s wrong

This week I’ve been feeling unsatisfied with my eats. I can’t figure it out—nothing completely satisfies me. I’ve been working hard at eating regular portion sizes, eating all my veggies, whole grains and good healthy fats, staying away from crap (for the most part—I might have snuck in some Animal crackers and oatmeal almond flour cookies) but honestly, I can’t figure it out.

My workout routine has been the same—5 days a week in the morning. I ran 4 miles Monday and Wednesday, did cross training with lifting Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. But I don’t feel like I’m doing more than normal. In fact, since we had another shit snow storm this weekend, I couldn’t get in my long run and I feel like I’m missing out. Dennis ordered pizza and I passed, and we went out to dinner with some family at a Mexican joint and I opted for a plate of veggie fajitas, didn’t eat the rice, and only had one very small tortilla….I basically ate veggies with some black beans and guac. I mean, I was full but I wasn’t satisfied.

And I feel very bloated. What the hell is going on?

It’s not the week before my period, which is when this normally happens (and no I’m not pregnant)

I’m just having a hard time figuring out how to manage these cravings because pretty soon, I might inhale an entire pint of ice cream, a whole pizza and maybe even some wings—and that would be just for lunch.

On a positive note, I made a really tasty lunch using up some leftovers from the week. I finally got to try my Food for Life tortillas, and they were much better than I expected. Only problem is that I can’t properly fold a wrap to save my life, so I took the picture before I ruined it.

  • 2 eggs, one egg white, scrambled
  • 2.5 small boiler potatoes, sliced in quarters
  • 1/4 cup black beans (prepared with onions, peppers and tomatoes and cooked in my Crock Pot)
  • a small handful shredded cheddar cheese



This was pretty tasty, but it was lacking something…I think I should have tossed in some fresh herbs or something. Cilantro maybe? Or maybe some fresh salsa. But it was still pretty good!

I’ve been writing less on this blog because I’ve actually started writing at blog at work. I had a pretty busy work week and adding the blog makes me less creative for this one. But I’ll still be around. Welcome February!

1 comment:

  1. I've been feeling the same way this week. All I crave are cookies and brownies!! So, I've given in to my cravings a few times. I also noticed I needed to ramp up the amount of water I drink. That's been helping too. I also have been keeping fruit in my purse for when I'm out and get hungry.

    What's the work blog about??