Biking day! Actually, I had the bike out yesterday, too. I love my bike so much! It was 50 degrees when we got up, so good to ride. We were ready for breakfast today. I had my usual wheat bagel:
John had a pumpkin coffee cake. It’s all about the pumpkin now. Even the baby ones for decoration:
Total bike miles today? 15. I will be sad when the bikes have to come inside, but fall riding sure is nice!
After a morning of work, it was time for lunch. Mess bowl.
This contained 2% Fage, strawberries, flax meal and drizzled with honey. This bowl promptly made me chilled and I needed a cup of tea.
Regarding the post title, I have been thinking a lot about hunger lately. Then Marisa wrote a post a few days ago on that very subject.
I have trouble with dealing with hunger. I hate to be hungry. Well, I don’t mind the little bit of hunger before meals, but what I really hate is how fast that little hunger goes over the cliff and becomes the Ineedtoeatrightnowfeedmefeedmefeedme!!! feeling. Then I overeat and can’t seem to get full. Even after all this time of taking off 100 pounds I struggle with this. (Losing is only 1/4 of the battle, people).
So, sometimes I am not sure if I should eat or not. That is my biggest problem because often times I think I am hungry and if I ate every time I was hungry, I would be snacking all day. Grazing leads to a *lot* of calories for me. This is why intuitive eating is not so good for me.
My full mechanism also does not work like it is ‘supposed’ to. You know how Conventional Wisdom states to wait 20 minutes for your full mechanism to kick in and then have seconds? Mine takes way longer than that. Like an hour. Seriously. An example – for breakfast this morning, it wasn’t until halfway home on the bike that I noticed that I was actually full from breakfast. What’s up with that? So, if I don’t portion my food out , I will eat way more than I need to. I have to not go for second helpings because of this.
Anyway, I have taken to the mints again to help with the hunger thing.
I got a 6-pack box of these on Amazon. I love the ginger mints. Crutch? Maybe, but I will use it for now.
John made up afternoon lattes today. Mine is an almond milk latte.
This is a candy corn candle. I so wish the kernels came that big! 😀
Cooked up a nice big turkey burger for dinner. I like burgers and don’t care for the 97% lean meat, so my burgers need to be smaller. Ground beef is pretty calorie dense. So, I love it when the natural ground turkey is available (why it isn’t always is beyond me). I have been scarfing down the turkey this week.
Plus grapes were still on sale for $1.99 a pound. Must be in season? I don’t know the season for grapes.
It’s funny, even though I have been thinking about hunger a lot lately, this past week my eating has really been with hardly any extra snacking or overeating in general. Weird, eh?
Pink item of the day:
Time to visit with my mother!
Question: How do you deal with hunger?