I stayed home to finish some writing this morning and I got hungry around 8:30-9:00am. What? I'm never hungry early so I knew it was going to be a challenge to make it to a 12 noon Bikram class without eating anything at all, so I ate a handful of frozen almonds. Later on my way to yoga around 11:15 I ate an apple....that was OK. As my practice was coming to an end all I kept thinking about was that it would take me 12 minutes to drive home (yep, twelve exactly) and what I was going to eat when I got here.
I knew I had on serving of stew in the fridge, lentil chicken, but Mark and I sent the day visiting or granddaughter Sophi yesterday and I didn't get any food prep done. I flew in the back door and threw the stew in the mic, sliced up some grilled lamb to munch on while it was heating.... Finished that and I was still hungry! Argh! All I had now was frozen soups and stews. I took one out threw it in the mic, set the timer and sat down to read a mailorder catalog....beep. beep, beep.... Ham, sausage and bean soup....gone. Still hungry!
Funny thing is I never crave junk on a hungry day, just more food! I moved on to peanut butter, dried cranberries and celery/carrot sticks, one of my absolute favorite snacky snacks. OK, the dried cranberries were because I'm not buying as many raisins or prunes these day, but it as close as I was going to get.
I measured out 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and 1/4 dried fruit.... Of course I can eat as much as I want, but I find when I measure out a serving at a time at least I have some sort of "marker" to let me know when I'm eating more. Speaking of more....1 more tablespoon of peanut butter and a small handful fo cranberries and finally! Tummy full! Good-ness!
Took a nap. Woke up, went for my walk, had a glass of wine and not another thing to eat. Maybe I should call it "a hungry half day?"