So, I've been keeping this food journal. (yes here I go on the diet convo).
I've kept journals before but I only wrote down what I sat down and ate. It's amazing how easy it is to lie to yourself. I never wrote down when I popped a couple of pieces of hard candy. WEEELLLLLL, this time I'm being honest. I'm also writing some additional info. Like at 9:30 today and a girl was toasting toast (does that make any sense?) I wrote in there that it smelled really good and was making me hungry but I could not would not eat right then. I had already had breakfast and was going to have my snack in an hour. I have come to realize that calories add up-FAST! I've also realized that I have a hard time transitioning from high gear to low gear. Once I get home and I run run run picking up and putting things away and going thru mail and getting it in its appropriate places then I go to sit on the couch , I feel weird. I can't just sit there... and when a commercial comes on, I get up... I pace around the house looking for something. It's weird! So, I realized from my journal thats when I eat. I walk to the kitchen grab a can of nuts eat them until the next commercial, get up, get something to drink, and on it goes. Well gee no wonder I weigh 175 lbs! So, today I put cheetos into a 1 cup measuring cup. That's all I allowed myself. When I got bored and paced I made myself come in here and check email, then the next time I grabbed a pack of photos and sorted them. And no, I'm blogging... I pray I can continue to learn about myself and my eating patterns this way. It has been good for me. I've been totally honest and see that 2:30 everyday is my bad period... so I now eat an apple everyday at 2:30 and if it's PMS week, I take peanut butter to have with it. That curbs my sweet craving. If anyone has any NOT DIET but lifestyle tips... let me know! Please don't be stingy and keep the good secrets to yourself.
My friend does think that I maybe going thru early menopause (I'm 34). I have night sweats all the time BAD! I have had hot flashes since I was 18, I'm moody. Last night I was uploading some photos and I broke out in a sweat and I mean I was hot RIGHT NOW. SO, I decided I'd take my temp to see if it was real or in my head. It was 99.6! Now, I have always had a 95.8 temp normally... very low. So it's rare that I run fevers when I'm ill. I'm not ill and as soon as the sweat went away (about 20 min) I took my temp again... it was down to 97.7. Go figure! I think I may have some thyroid type probs or something. Anyone got any similiar stories or thoughts?!