So I managed to make the entire rest of the day pretty darn unproductive. Didn’t open one school book. Pretty much sat on the computer for a good chunk of it. I also did errands and grocery shopping with my mom. I wasn’t going to do any exercise at all today but I finally mustered up this energy later on tonight and figured I had better considering the terrible eating I did last week. And I’m not overreacting about that, I definitely put on a bit of weight during that week of stress.
Stress + lack of sleep + depressive moods + sitting all day long studying + stress eating/snacking = easy weight gain for me. Mainly in the stomach area. I really hate how easily slip-ups can have an affect on me. I know how my body works well enough that I know I can’t get away with times of complete uncaring like that. I hate to ramble about it but it’s just something that’s bumming me out a bit right now. I know I can fix it and I’m definitely going to make sure to try to eat better and more structured this week, but I wish there wasn’t anything to “fix”.
Sorry. Just had to rant a bit. I’m sure I’ll be more chipper tomorrow.
The rest of the stuff I ate today included:
And THIS amazing beauty.
Not just any old date. A MEDJOOL date. Clearly the greatest thing of life. Why did it take me so long to get around to trying these? Sadly we only bought a few to try. I am now going out to buy a giant container asap. Who needs chocolate ever again? Really. If you have never tried one of these, your food-trying palate will not be complete until you do. And please try to ignore the fact that my hand is about as wrinkly, if not moreso, than the date. Where’s the hand cream at?!
For dinner my mom and brother had chicken cacciatore. So I had a little bit of that (some noodles with sauce and maybe half a chicken thigh) alongside my
spaghetti squash – which I topped with a sauce made of diced tomatoes, salsa, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, pepper, basil, oregano, cayenne pepper and a bit of fat free sour cream all stirred together and heated. Then I topped it all with more nutritional yeast. Yum yum. I also had a salad with honey dijon dressing alongside this.
Later on I had a few bites of yogurt, a couple strawberries and an iced coffee. I’m feeling fairly okay with getting back on track today. Especially since I did some exercise even though I had full well planned not to today. I did 20 minutes on the treadmill of jogging and incline walking, then another 20 minutes or so of a circuit workout from a magazine.
And a side note: If you plan on trying to get any school work accomplished before bed on a Sunday night, do NOT sign onto MSN. Seriously. It’s at the times when I need to be most productive that everyone I could possibly ever talk to seems to want to talk to me. And have hour long conversations at that. Geez people.