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…Case of the Munchies

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Said in the voice of one of my favorite movies of all time Office Space. (For some reason when I said it to myself I couldn’t get this scene out of my head)

Case of the Monday's

I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I just want to EAT! Snack! Munch! Whatever. It’s not my normal snacking time either. *sigh*
I think it’s stress related. But unconsciously stress related, if that makes sense.  I don’t feel overly stressed but I have a lot of little things happening.  I’m resigning at the end of the semester, I’m trying to start a small business, I’m having childcare issues (may need to find a new provider) I have a ton of family coming in for Easter.  There’s just a lot going and I tend to want to eat for comfort.

I also think I haven’t really figured out how to eat with my new workout schedule. Yesterday the spinning class, today cardio dance. I feel like I’m always hungry and I’m trying to figure out if it’s really hunger or just me wanting to stress eat.  

Overall I feel really good. I’m going to try to get to the gym at least one more time before the big Easter dinner. Which, by the way, involves me cooking for 9! I’ll try to post my whole dinner strategy of feeding the masses healthy light stuff! We’ll see how it goes!


Food Points
banana 2
light yogurt 1
pear 1
orange 1
apple 1
Rice crackers (a new favorite of mine – got them at Trader Joes) 2
Simple Quesadillas with a side of baby carrots 4
Zucchini & Red Pepper Salad with Spinach “Pesto” 2
baked nacho chips 3
Southwestern Turkey Burgers on whole grain Enlish muffin – second half of the Zucchini & Red Pepper Salad with Spinach “Pesto” (plus some bites licks and tastes of the husbands Fast foos –Why do I do that!?) 8
94% ff popcorn 4
MORE baked nacho chips 3
Total 32
Activity
Cardio Dance Class (fun and my abs are killing me from the belly dancing!)


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Discussion

There are 15 comments so far.

    Anonymous

    March 20, 2008

    What if you incorporated more protein throughout the day? With all the working out (your building a lot of muscle) that you should add protein and complex carbs. Also eating every 3 hours throughout the day. This may help keep with your late night nibbling. Im in the same boat and it has worked for me. =)

    Roni

    March 20, 2008

    Thanks! I actually to graze all day and that works for me but your right my protein is low. I have to start pulling out the nuts and string cheese! Thanks!

    Scrumpy's Baker

    March 21, 2008

    I’m a big stress eater. I actually didn’t fully realize that until my “eating clean” plan this week. I have to think a little more about what I’m going to eat and that has made me realize how blindly I used to go into the kitchen for a little pack of Wheat Thins or whatever. Always a struggle, but one worth fighting!

    Good luck with all of the family!

    MizFit

    March 21, 2008

    all day grazer here too

    which can work fab—or be an uglyugly scene depending on the day.

    Im off to don my (fingerquote) flair (unFQ) in yer honor.

    M.

    Anonymous

    March 21, 2008

    Roni –
    You’re doing great – even though your feeling like your munching too much – at least you’ve stayed out of the Easter Candy! Last few days…it started with one reeses little peanutbutter egg and some robin egg malted milk balls…yesterday I bought a humongous bag of those robin eggs…Now I’m thinking…What the heck did I do!! Crazy!! After losing over 50 lbs and loving eating healthy – slipping back into old bad habits is still so easy! Yikes. Today I need to give those robin eggs away fast or just toss them…can’t have them in the house! No way, No how.

    Time for me to wake up and start loving my vegetables again :) Thanks for introducing me to spaghetti squash…I miss that I can’t find them at the market now. But…all the great fruit coming out will be exciting in the months ahead :) who needs those icky little robin eggs anyway …right!

    Julie

    Jessica

    March 21, 2008

    Roni, I look at your site everyday and I figured I would finally comment you! I LOVE your greenlitebites page! I used to always post recipes on xanga, when I had one, but I gave that up.

    Anyway, I do the same thing… the other day I ate like 10 cookies and 2 brownies! NO JOKE! But yesterday on my lunch break I walked 2.5 miles and this morning when I “weighed in” I still lost 1.4 lbs! It must be all the liquids Im drinking. Right now Im big on crystal light fruit punch. YUM!!! When I drink it, its like a snack! But your doing great!

    I am 24 yrs old and I lost 70 lbs in 2005-2006 before my wedding in May. I recently had my first baby boy, Austin, 4 1/2 months ago and Ive gained 50 lbs back! AGH! So Im up to 194.00 and that means I have lost 8 lbs so far.

    Great job on your weight loss though!

    Anonymous

    March 21, 2008

    Thanks for the gentle reminder to eat more protien! Why is it that I never have to be reminded to eat CARBS???? My trainer (the PE teacher at the school where I teach) :) reminds me that lean protien helps build muschle, loose fat and gives us ENERGY!!! All that without taking a PILL!!! AMAZING. Why do I have to be reminded to eat it? Ha ha ha

    HappyBlogChick

    March 21, 2008

    I definitely get hungrier when I’m working out a lot. I find lots of fiber and protein helps. And eating my activity points helps too!

    Veggie Gal

    March 21, 2008

    working out always makes me more hungry, I know it’s not supposed to… Sometimes I think all you can do is go for volume with few calories, looks like you are doing that. Don’t stress! It’s the WORST thing you can do. Take care!

    Anonymous

    March 21, 2008

    I have to agree with the other comments. . you need more protein to feed those hard-worked muscles. What about a quick protein shake after strength training or for a quickie snack. I really like the EAS AdvantEdge Vanilla and Chocolate. . .they’re good!

    Dev

    March 21, 2008

    I’m a little late to the party, but I totally agree with the person who suggested adding proteins. I try to have at least 3 oz of protein at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hopefully that helps.

    Also ~ how have you been sleeping. The last time you had the munchies like this you figured out is was because of your sleep patterns.

    Tanya

    March 21, 2008

    I just looked at your journal and you have awesome foods but I see in the morning you only have fruit. My first thought was that you are munching because you truly are hungry from all the extra activity and not enough protein.
    But…that has been said a few times!
    When I first started WW in September I was running for 30 minutes and starving all the time. Protein incorporated in to snack time – at 10 am I eat two hard boiled eggs – I run at lunch, really helps. Protein really helped me feel more full.

    Eggs for breakfast before a workout or after.

    You are such an inspiration!

    Bev

    March 22, 2008

    When I get the munchies I grab nuts or Ak-Mak 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Sesame Crackers & Laughing Cow & raw veggies . My favorite snack . Low in points and high on protein

    Michele

    March 25, 2008

    Hi Roni….I discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago and have found a lot of helpful info. I have a question for you and others who likely have more experience than I do. I am not on WW, but have been going to the gym 3-4 times per week since October, and following an eating plan given to me by the nutrition person at the gym (I say nutrition person because she isn’t a certified nutritionist).

    I follow it to the letter usually, but not always. There are things on it that I do not like such as the protein bars they recommend. It also goes on a five day cycle of meals and then starts back at day 1. I get bored easily and love to cook so I am having a hard time with it. One of the biggest issues is not getting enough protein. I need ideas and advice! Help!!

    Roni

    March 25, 2008

    Hi Michele – I’m going to post your question on the boards so others don’t miss it and you will get more responses.
    Here’s the link…
    http://blogs.weightwatchen.com/boards/topic.php?id=278&page&replies=1#post-1357