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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thinking Out Loud- I need to eat right on Tuesdays.


Thinking-Out-Loud

Thank you to Amanda @ Running With Spoons for this Thinking Out Loud link up!

I had to do some thinking about how I eat on days I am busy.

Read on...




My Tuesdays are C-R-A-Z-Y-! 

I am not complaining. 

I choose my schedule so I choose my crazy.

But look at what occurs...



6:00 - Get up, drink coffee, check the news blogs

6:30 - Lift

7:15 - Shower, dress

7:35 - Drive to work, eat breakfast in the car

7:55 - 3:40 - Work

3:40 - Drive home

4:00 - 7:00 - Piano lessons

7:00 - EAT ALL THE FOOD IN THE HOUSE



Don't worry, this is not an "I'm busier than you!" post, because I'm probably not busier than you. This post is all about how I need to be more mindful about eating on Tuesdays. I tend to have breakfast at 7:30am, lunch at Noon, snack around 1:30pm, and then not eat at all until 7:00pm.

As you can see by what goes down as soon as piano lessons are over, I need to eat a snack or something during lessons or my drive home. Because what occurred this past Tuesday simply cannot occur again.


Look at what I ate...


Breakfast- lots of coffee, Cheerios w/ skim milk, chicken breast (normal)

Lunch- lots of broccoli, chicken breast (normal)

Snack- protein bar (normal)

7:00pm Free-for-all- tortilla chips dipped in chili, double margarita, pasta with chicken, broccoli, and cheese mixed in, more tortilla chips with chunks of cheese, chocolate cupcake with vanilla ice cream, a Reese's cup, 5 butter cookies, milk (WTF????? NOT NORMAL!!!!)


Yeah, I didn't feel good after that. But I was famished/depleted/ravenous due to not properly fueling myself throughout the day. The next morning, I got really control-y and convinced myself I should run 8 miles instead of 5 miles to make up for at least some of the gluttony that occurred the night before. Luckily, I didn't get that idea until the next morning, and there simply wasn't enough time before work to do more than 6 miles.

This coming Tuesday, I am hoping I can plan better and spread my eating out more so I don't gorge myself at the end of the day!

Do you pack snacks on busy days so you are not famished by the time you get a chance to eat dinner?
What's your favorite snack to hold yourself over for a couple hours?

34 comments:

  1. Yes, I am all about the snacks. I love LaraBars, trailmix (that I make myself), bananas, single serving packs of almonds or peanuts + fruit, string cheese, peanut butter sandwich. If I wait too long to eat, it's not good and I am certainly not proud of the resulting behavior.

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    1. Omg I forgot about string cheese. I didn't forget about cheese, but I forgot about string cheese. :)

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  2. I know it's good for you, but the idea of eating chicken for breakfast grosses me out lol!

    I love almonds for a snack, or yogurt. Depending on if I have a fridge handy, I'll choose one or the other!

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    1. Well believe me, at 7am I am never like "ooh I could eat a piece of chicken right now" but it isn't gross to me. It's just kind of like, okay, this is what my body needs so I will eat it. At least I get to eat Cheerios too!

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  3. Boy...some days it IS tough to get your day and your food in order. I guess, planning ahead will help. That's not always possible, though. Have a great day!

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    1. You are right, planning is KEY! And then of course, following through.

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  4. Oh girllll I've been there! I tend to keep a LOT of snacks in my purse (so I'm always carrying a large purse).. like almonds, a banana, an apple, and a granola bar :D

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  5. Yes, I ALWAYS pack snacks. Even when my husband and I are out running errands. He always gets calls for work ( on his time off) so what would normally only take us 2 hours, takes us 4 hours.

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  6. I used to do the same thing! I found that eating much more in the morning helped alot. I also bring lots of snacks to eat throughout the day. I like to have stuff like lara bars or trail mix that I can eat while I am driving, too. It can be really tough to eat consistently when you are busy! However, lately my raging stomach will not let me forget to eat!

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    1. I should totally bring something to eat on the way home in the car. I never had a Lara Bar but it seems like everyone eats them!

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  7. lol! I snack during the day and yet dinnertime is almost my weakest food time of the day. It's like I start getting hungry at 4 and it never stops until I've had my full dinner. Granted though, I usually stop there. I think maybe more mini meals throughout the day is worth a try!

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    1. Girl, I am the same with the hunger starting at 4 and not stopping! Some days I COULD eat dinner at 4pm, but I am not going to lie, I like relaxing with a drink and some cheese before dinner. :)

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  8. I have started to make myself half a turkey sandwich (which I make when I pack my kids' lunches) and have that as a snack. I find it fills me up more than granola bars etc. Once I get ravenous--watch out!

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    1. It is so funny you said half turkey sandwich because that's exactly what I ate before piano lessons this week! I was trying to do better than last Tuesday. It did help a little.

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  9. Um, I'm glad I'm not the only one who can put away food like that! :) I do try to keep snacks on me so I don't turn into a ravenous beast at the end of the day, but it's not always possible. (also sometimes im still ravenous even WITH the snacks, soo...)

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    1. Haha I can really be a bottomless pit sometimes!

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  10. I'm the same way, I usually have lunch around 1:30 and I don't get home from work until 7pm. Because I go running right when I get home, I try to bring a snack that I can munch on right before I leave the office or during my drive home. I love to have yogurt with some extras around 4:30pm!

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  11. I don't tend to take snacks with me so there ends up being a couple days every week that I skip lunch altogether - never good for the amount of food I consume in the evenings.

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  12. Haha, this made me laugh. Double Margarita?? Do share the details, please. :) Margs are my favorite, so I'm always curious how other people make them at home.

    I work from home which is a blessing and a curse. We can't have a lot of food in the house or else I would eat it all. With all of my training, I am always hungry. I do eat a lot of eggs, yogurt, and grilled sandwiches. My husband goes to the grocery store every day to get stuff for dinner - that way we don't have a weeks worth of food in the house for me to gorge on during the day. :)

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    1. Double marg is 2 heaping shots of tequila (middle shelf, I have cats to feed), and 3 heaping shots of marg mix. Ice. Salt on rim. It is so delicious! :) But probably too much tequila for someone not used to it. I am weird, I like my alcohol to taste like alcohol.

      That is nice your hubby goes to the grocery store. :) Unfortunately mine doesn't drive, so I am the one going! Even though I make big trips on the weekend, I always forget random things and have to go during the week. Pisses me off!

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  13. I am not a snacker. I am definitely a volume eater, so I am exactly the same way at dinner. I just eat a lot all at once, which always makes me feel guilty. But I should not feel guilty about EATING after running and lifting. Or even just eating in general. I've been the same weight for years, so obviously, the way I eat isn't good or bad.

    And I also like my alcohol to taste like alcohol!

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    1. No way don't feel guilty eating after a workout!

      We are soul sistas with the alcohol :)

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  14. I find that if I don't eat enough fats and carbs during the day, I tend to make up for both macronutrients in a BIG way at night. I made the (slightly scary) switch to full-fat and have been really pleased with how much my appetite has eased off. Maybe that's worth investigating?

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    1. I am a fan of full fat but don't eat a lot of it during the day, maybe I should do that for a mid afternoon snack! Bring some cheese or something. :) Thank you for the tips!

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  15. Okay, a little part of me is secretly happy that other fit people have gluttony episodes as well...lol. I also tell myself to run more to 'burn off' the aftermath of my pig-out. Good luck next Tuesday, ;)

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    1. Oh yes, they happen! I can really pack food away if I want to. I don't mind it once in awhile as long as I don't eat so much that my belly hurts. :)

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  16. I would love to tell I am so organized i pack my stuff, but hardly ever can I get myself that together lol Sometimes after the gym I am so hungry I am like that, i eat standing up while I am making more to eat. I always say I am going to do better, but it only happens 2% of the time.

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    1. Oh man, I think we've all been there with the standing up thing!

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  17. Oh my gosh, you just described so many of my days. I mean, different stuff is happening, but the whole "no time to eat and then eat everything" routine happens waaaay too often. I can't figure out where to fit a snack in the afternoons, especially since I'm usually an afternoon exerciser and my stomach is super sensitive. So... no advice, just commiserating. :)

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    1. lol commiseration is always welcome! Well it's Tues again so here we goooooo!

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