And a little unusual…remember…embrace the unusual. Monday’s talk with Vicky was about snack attacks. I had another day at work where I WOULD NOT QUIT EATING. I was frustrated at the time that I was doing it, but not frustrated enough to stop. Afterwards I figured out it was emotional eating, in that, I just did not want to be at work.
Vicky had some good suggestions, including keeping a bag of baby carrots in my pocket and eating one the minute I got the urge for sugar or whatever. And that will actually work for me, because I always wear a scrub jacket with big pockets while I am at work. Then she brought out a new snack idea for me to try:
Its roasted seaweed, only 25 calories for the whole pack, and only 60 mg sodium. Evidently seaweed has some really good micronutrients for you, including iron. I couldn’t believe I actually liked this stuff. I said, ‘hmm, it tastes like something familiar.’ ‘Fish?’ Vicky suggested. ‘Yeah, salmon.’ And I liked them. I liked the way you fold them up in your hand and then bite into them. And they kind of melt and kind of are chewy. Here’s what a single one looks like. I think you get more than 10 sheets in a pack.
So today I had a hankering for some veggie stir fry, and I thought this stuff would add a nice oriental flavoring to the mix. I only used four sheets and it was just right. A great stir fry if I do say so myself.
Just the basics: onion, mushrooms, carrots, and brocolli, with one ounce of chicken and 1/2 serving of rice. Yumm!
My eating was a little weird today, but it all worked out in the long run. Started out with some oatmeal with quinoa and flax mixed in, and a sprinkling of raisins. Darn oatmeal–it just doesn’t hold me long enough. So mid-morning I had some yogurt with a pear and a bit of muesli–very yummy. Somewhere in there I got into a TERRIBLE MOOD (probably left over from the car/insurance trauma) and so I had to have a second cup of coffee with two lobars. Oops–this brought my calorie intake to 670 before noon…
But then I got busy quilting, and finally my mood lightened, and by 3pm I was starting to get hungry, so decided to make my ‘dinner plans’ of stir fry. All the food caught up with me, and I really wasn’t hungry again until almost 7pm, so I just had a bunch of roasted brussel sprouts. And to end the evening, I had enough calories left to enjoy some chai tea and a blueberry scone.
I took Mr. You Know Who for 2 walks today, and then left him at home and did a little extra run-walking myself–in search of those running endorphins LOL.