Monday, February 16, 2009


i'm feeling nervous. i woke up from my hunger this morning... but only 10 minutes before my alarm was to go off. i didn't want to eat right away because i really enjoy sitting down to breakfast feeling ready for work-- showered, dressed (though hair usually still a mess), lunch packed. so i carefully packed my lunch & snacks for the day (still in my pjs):

i used an impressive # of containers:

lunch - roast beef & pepper jack cheese with cucumber, mixed herb/greens, and mustard, plus a couple thick tomato slices to be inserted later (otherwise the sandwich would get soggy), plus bell pepper strips and a couple T of roasted red pepper hummus
** 2 starch, 2 protein, 1 dairy, 2 veg, 1 other **

and snacks:

morning snack - wallaby strawberry guava yogurt (havent tried this flavor)
afternoon snack - kashi honey almond flax bar*, and a plum
** 1 dairy / 1 starch, 1 fruit **

* i heard these were recalled but i had 3 in my pantry, so that means i ate the other 3 and didn't die

so now i'm finishing up this delicious breakfast:

2 flax waffles, perhaps not quite 2 T almond butter, sliced banana, and maple syrup drizzle
** 3 starch, 1 protein, 1 fruit, 1 other **

this was insanely good (having not had maple syrup in a long time and/or being too scared to eat it) but as i was eating it (and questioning the food i had just packed) i just started feeling like an overweight person, indulging in excess (i hate that word). i know these are all healthy foods, but what i don't know is whether i'm eating the appropriate amounts. i doubt i will feel hungry for all this food, but the experts tell me that i can't expect to have normal hunger signals after messing with my body for so long. i guess i can see it both ways-- by being used to digesting probably around 1/2 the amount of food i am currently eating, this looks like a TON of food, but perhaps that's only my skewed perception.

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