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Munchos & Me (and no—that’s not the name of the next Hallmark movie)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Munchos are evil. OK, maybe it’s not the Munchos that are evil. Maybe it’s the voice in my head that gets so loud, saying that I’m stressed, bored, and who knows what else. That voice says I have to just keep eating, munching (ironically on Munchos), until the giant sized bag is gone or I just don’t care.

Or maybe it’s the voice in my head that gets quiet during the Munch Fest. Maybe that’s the voice I need to be more concerned about. That’s the voice I need to listen for. Encourage to speak up. The voice that needs to say no way—I’m not eating all my calories, and unhealthy ones at that—in one setting. I’m going to be good to my body. I’m worth it. The time in the gym makes me feel so healthy, so alive. Four servings of Munchos make me feel bloated, embarrassed, and lethargic…very anti-gym feelings.

Well, the Muncho Madness is behind me. I made that choice, but won’t let it dictate how the rest of the day will play out. Instead, I’m going to turn up the volume to the quiet voice. The one that tells me I’m worth it. I’m worth the extra effort. I’m worth the good feelings exercise and healthy eating bring.

Here’s to listening for the good in life!!
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    Ohhhh..Munchos....the salty crispy goodness! I have been at that bottom of the bag and with the same feeling of regret!

    Listen to your inner voice! It's got something important to tell you! :)

    3080 days ago
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    Maybe you should focus on the fact that there are voices in your head! lol

    Just kidding! I like the way you blog! Where has that been? I'm going to get a chant up from our team saying "MORE BLOGS - MORE BLOGS!!!" :)

    3205 days ago
    It's a challenge! I just started school and Anatomy & Physiology is a tall order; my brother is getting divorced and I'm helping with his high-energy 3- and 5-year old and I'm training for a half marathon. I've had two major stress eating incidents where I KNEW I was doing it and did it eyes wide open anyway. One of them was at my brother's house when I'd come from class to pick up the boys from my mother's, no dinner, she didn't have them ready so by the time I stumbled across the chocolate Cheeries (who knew they made those?) in the cabinets and the M&Ms on top of the frig I was a goner.

    And I find I'm nibbling at the slivered almonds that formerly I had no trouble limiting to a tablespoon on oatmeal.

    What to do? We'll find out together, I guess.
    3426 days ago
    Keep up the good work - you can do it. Best Wishes for the New Year! emoticon emoticon
    3453 days ago
    Ruthanne I know that feeling. It usually happens to me when "THE FAT MAN/PERSON" comes to visit uninvited. When that happens, I have to remember not to let him in. He is not welcomed.

    Love your writing and attitude. Pump up the volume for your worth it and more.


    3458 days ago
    Great attitude as usual! Munchos have nothing on you.
    3458 days ago
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