Monday, December 8, 2008

Midnight Madness

It's very late, and I'm very tired, so without further ado...

After my monster nap, I had two clemmies:


I'd been planning on having something healthy for dinner, since I've been eating pretty heavy things recently. But, of course, I started picking at the cold macaroni and cheese (leftovers) in the fridge, so I just gave in and heated it up. I steamed a whole bunch of veggies, but after only a few bites of my dinner I felt really full. This should have been my cue to stop eating, or at least wait a while for my stomach to settle, but no. I saved a few of the veggies but I ate all of the pasta. Ugh.

For some reason I'm always of the mind that fruit will un-bloat me.

And when that fails, why not try some chocolate?

It's a tradition at our school that every semester on the first night of finals, we have a "midnight breakfast" from 10-12. The teachers serve the students, you don't have to pay to get in, and pretty much the entire campus squeezes into our little cafeteria. Believe it or not, this is the first time I've actually gone!

I had some fruit and H2H cereal with skim milk.

I think they're starting to like being in the pictures! I rarely even get a grumble from this bunch anymore... I only had a little Reese's cup.

Hmm. So, I guess you can see that I've been thinking a lot about how eating when I'm not hungry anymore... I've noticed that I've been doing it since I went home for Thanksgiving. Going home always means eating my favorite foods, treating myself, and going back to that glorious childhood mentality of not caring. Oh, if only! The rich food in and of itself isn't what worries me, it's the mindless grazing and not listening to my body telling me it's had enough. So, I'll be working on this in the future...

Anyway, time for me to go to bed. Hope the week's off to a good start!


ConsiderEatz! said...

I've been trying to get better at this too :/
Tough job... Good awareness though, thats the first step!

Very cute little kitty by the way ;)
Good luck, finals included!

VeggieGirl said...

No worries - you'll get in tune with your body's signals in no time.

In the MEANtime though, be sure to get enough rest!! No more all-nighters, please!! :-)

K said...

Midnight breakfast sounds like a fun tradition! I read on fitsugar (it's on pg. 2 now) that pineapple helps curb bloating so maybe that'll help?

In time you'll be able to tune into your hunger cues. I know that when I'm stressed my hunger cues are all wonky and this time of year epitomizes stress!

ourkitchenadventures said...

what a fun tradition---you know what my school does the night before finals? runs naked around the academic quad. I wish I was kidding. It's called NQR (naked quad run) and everyone gets wasted and runs around in the bitter cold. It's ridiculous. That was last night, and I did NOT partake in this craziness haha, I wish we had a midnight breakfast though because that is something I would enjoy a lot more!

Caitlin (see bride run) said...

i also hate mindless grazing. sometimes its just a temp habit you get into. good luck :) you're staying pretty healthy!