Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Running a little late today...
Just a busy morning, lots of little bases to cover, work/planning my meals etc... all around my workouts. I have a session scheduled around 1pm w/Annette, we'll be getting outside for sure to do some cardio and then probably some fast intervals and Back/Shoulders/Legs strength training.
Meal plan for today...had my half of balance bar real early, then my yogurt + cereal and some fresh strawberries today and some black coffee. I'll have a full scoop protein shake around 11:45-12, workout then a late light lunch leftover boneless pork, leftover home-made potato salad + a big glass of water. For dinner we decided on making some turkey and wild rice veggie soup and a big salad + crystal light...probably will have another protein shake 3/4 scoop between lunch and dinner and again tonight after my after dinner cardio(walking laps)
My hunger cues have gotten so much better over the last 6 months, and my ability to pause, slow down and assess if I'm full or satisfied has improved greatly too...but sometimes it's a little tricky...maybe a few times a week, so a couple meals...I'll second guess and/or just blaze right through the signals my body is giving me..."whoa boy, that's enough" and even though the calories have not gotten outside my ranges at all, and the food is super healthy...when I have eaten past the point of being "full"...it is really uncomfortable now and then it kinda triggers these feelings of shame and guilt...yada, yada, yada...it's happened enough now that I realize it will pass, and that I know my stomach has literally shrunk, so I get full so much quicker and I'm accepting of all of this is about me learning and observing, being mindful of everything as I go..so it's good, I'm not sweating it...just wondering how others' have learned to manage that subtle line between "I'm still a little hungry" and "I'm full" without being on either end of not eating enough or eating a little too much to the point of feeling uncomfortable. I'm sure with continued practice I'll keep getting better and better at striking a balance and keeping it in the middle.
Ok cool, long day ahead still...hope everyone has a Smooth Tuesday. Ryan