Sunday, January 11, 2009

Oh, I hate feeling stuffed!

Usually I try to follow the rule of thumb to eat something every 3 hours throughout the day. My fitness coach says it keeps your body's metabolism going better, and I have gotten used to it, and miss it when I don't snack.

So this morning I ate breakfast at around 7:30. Two scrambled eggs, and 2 Nutrigrain waffles, w/ a little lite butter and SF syrup. It was plenty, had some coffee, felt nicely full.

However, since I am in church from 9:30 to 12:30, I am not able to eat a snack at my regular 3 hour point...typically somewhere in the 10-11 hour range. And of course after church, I had to run to the store to get a few essentials for the week...milk, eggs, bread, fruit. By the time I got home, it was 1:30. I was soooo hungry!

I made a quick lite ham sandwich on a toasted lite English muffin, with spinach leaves, lite swiss cheese, and mustard. Then had some leftover beans w/ small bits of chicken and turkey sausage in it that I had pulled from the freezer. It filled me up right good. But I still ended up eating a little mock pumpkin pie for dessert. Why? I don't know. I was actually full by then. I think I kind of just get into an eating "frenzy", because I am so hungry when I start.

So now I am unpleasantly full. I know I didn't eat too many points, or calories, but I still didn't need all that. That is one lesson I can't seem to learn on this journey....when I really feel full....STOP eating!! Or only eat until satisfaction. I just can't seem to find that perfect place. I am working on it though! And I will somehow have to sneak in a snack on church day. Maybe inbetween Sunday school and the worship service...I could scarf down a string cheese. :) Or have one in the car to eat immediately afterwards. Anything to prevent the ferocious hunger that takes over my body.


  1. I hate that feeling of being soooo hungry that you feel like you need to inhale everything in sight.

    It is a good idea to at least have a healthy snack in the car for afterwards. See? Something didn't work, but you realised it and know how to make a change for next time! Wahoo!

  2. I eat every 3-4 hours as well and find it is handy to carry around a high fiber bar for these occassions. I am sure you could find a few minutes between serices to enjoy the snack. It will give you energy as well as help your hunger during the next 304 hours. Good luck and keep up the good work!

  3. Ugh, I know the feeling! Maybe you can keep some granola/protein bars in your handbag, for those just in case times. :)

  4. I am the same way. If I get too hungry I overindulge when I get home. Something in my brain shuts off and I eat. The other night before I went food shopping I had a cheese stick and a couple pieces of dried pineapple because I knew I would be starving by the time I got home and it worked!

    Good job for recognizing the behavior!