Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stress = Wanting to Eat

Yesterday I found out the offer was accepted on a house after months.  I offered in September, so it really has been months.  It's a good thing and I'm excited, but oh so stressed!!!  You wouldn't believe how freaked out I am and that has made me HUNGRY.  I didn't give in to all the things I'm craving though... I'm doing good!  Last night I had Nutella on whole wheat toast (with no guilt!) and a big glass of water.  That helped the cravings.  I'm all about giving in enough to feel better without overdoing it and feeling like crap about it (which makes me wanna eat more, etc. etc).  I still worked out last night too!

I woke up with an upset tummy from stress, so I skipped the normal eggs and toast and just had a bowl of oatmeal.  Dealing with a deployment, a move, a dramatic teenager, possible wedding plans, kids' school issues, work, church, packing and just normal life in there too, it will be a real challenge over the next while since I'm trying to eat healthy... I rely so much on food as a comfort.  I don't eat a ton (I actually eat A LOT more when I'm being healthy) but I do eat the wrong things when I'm stressed.

I'm going to try to avoid grocery shopping as much as I can over the next month to eat up a lot of heavy canned goods and freezer items.  This will help on the grocery budget, provide less chances to buy crap and give me less to pack.  This also means getting creative with the healthy eating though!

Here's what yesterday looked like:

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1 slice cheese, 2 slices 100% whole wheat toast, water
Lunch: Healthy Choice frozen meal, cutie orange, fruit snack, water
Snack: 1/2 c. mac & cheese (a coworker brought it in and I wanted to try it)
Dinner: small bowl of hamburger soup (tomato base, green beans, kidney beans, lima beans, hamburger, potato), 1 slice 100% whole wheat bread, water

Snack: 2 slices 100% whole wheat bread, Nutella
Work Out: Day 9 of the 30 Day Shred!

This was a pretty carb heavy day, even if it was whole wheat.  I think for stressing and craving and struggling I did pretty good though!


Kim said...

You did great! Stress is a big trigger for overeating for me too. And not just overeating on veggies, I'm talking about making a batch of cookies and eating half of it! LOL Congrats again on the house!

Bella said...

Whooooo, if I lived closer, I'd come help you move. I love moving. And think of the wonderful exercise packing, lifiting those boxes, is going to be.