Thursday, October 17, 2013

Day 17: Feeling Cranky

I don't have much to say today. I am feeling cranky ~ it's been a rough week and I have not been eating right. I'm feeling stressed and having cravings, which I thought I had sailed right past in the beginning. 

The past few days I have been eating a Lara bar for either breakfast or lunch, which really is no better than grabbing something gluten-y and sugar-y. It doesn't do much for my hunger, and it leaves me craving something sweet. I have been reaching for the Lara bars because I just flat out haven't planned well enough for meals or I just haven't felt motivated to actually make anything.

Frustrating. Leading to cranky. And also, feeling like this...

I just have to remind myself that this is a process, and there is a learning curve. I am switching to a very different way of eating, which includes learning skills I do not possess, and doing it all on a budget. This calls for some "chunking," as my daughter's teacher calls it. I'm all about the small steps, so maybe I need to take a small step backward and set a few specific, achievable goals for myself. This is so me...I get all revved up about something and want to do it all at once, yesterday in fact, and perfectly the first time, OF COURSE. But I do know that setting and reaching small goals leads to an avalanche effect, so if I can concentrate on getting a few little things right, I can build on that.

Well, I do feel a little better having worked that out, and rest assured, there are no cookies in the house to tempt me, so I am safe from my inner Cookie Monster!

1 comment:

  1. This isn't quick because you need to soak it but it is filling. Try Nature's Path Qi'a cereal with some nuts thrown in. They have several flavors and I think it is quite good.