Cravings and Bingeing

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

When talking with a friend today, I realized that I really don't crave things anymore. I don't think, "Oh man, I'd KILL for a Snickers bar!" or "Wow, I could really go for some barbeque potato chips!" I don't even really think, "Goodness, a mango sounds really good right now!" It's rare that I actually crave something. When I do eat something that has ingredients I don't normally eat, I can tell the difference in feeling when I eat it. I literally can't stop eating things with added ingredients in them. It's scary when you think about it. Yikes. Do yourself a favor - eat natural, real foods.

Weight: 115.4 lbs
(down 0.6 from last week)

Breakfast:
  • Green smoothie - bananas, spinach, water, hemp protein powder
    • I swear this must be keeping me fuller longer. Blech.
Snack:
  • 4 cups red seedless grapes
Lunch:
  • 6 smallish bananas
Snack:
  • 2.5 cups whole sweet cherries
Dinner:
  • 2 portabella caps with mashed potatoes, corn, Daiya "cheese," and broccoli (recipe on Monday)

Calories: Unsure
Colors: Green, yellow, red, orange, purple, brown
Water: 150 oz
Exercise: Light stretching, work
Sunshine: 60 mins in the car
Sleep: 8 hours
Grateful for: My husband - he made dinner and it was ready when I got home from work. <3

I'm starting to realize all the different restrictions I've put on myself that seem like a little too much. I don't really worry about what I'm eating because I stick to mostly raw and fresh produce. But that's still really restrictive. In my house it's fine because I don't have anything that I need to say no to. But at lunch today, I just wanted everyone's food! I don't know if this is a phase, but everyone else's food looked so good. I didn't actually want to eat it when I thought about it, but it was more than bananas. So when I came home to dinner, I was so happy. However, I think it made me eat more than I really needed. I'm still pretty full, and I ate an hour and a half ago. That was a little unnecessary.

So was this my first binge? There wasn't anything terrible in it. It was all vegan, though I would have said no to the "cheese" if I'd known. It was all pretty good. Felt like comfort food. Which is, I'm sure, why I ate more than I needed to. Oh well. Getting my walk and run on tomorrow since it's a day off from my part-time job.
 
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Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.

6 comments:

Nicole Swick said...

How did you feel about the vegan cheese? I'm not a fan. lol.

Michelle Kampmeier said...

Nikki, it wasn't terrible. I think I'd have to try it on something where it is needed, like pizza. This was "cheddar," and it wasn't bad. He also used Earth Balance "butter" and I'm feeling really full and tired.. lol. Guhhhh. Haha.

Nicole Swick said...

I've had veganese that was decent... And the vegan "Parmesan" and sour cream I tried wasn't too bad. I tried "cheddar" on a wrap once and it was awful. It's so hard when I've loved real cheese for so long lol

Michelle Kampmeier said...

I've heard about the vegan mayo stuff. I'll have to try that sometime, but I really don't eat sandwiches anymore. Maybe I'll make a potato salad with it though? Hmmm. :)

It is hard when you've loved the real thing. I think time away from real thing before you try the fake stuff might help. Or just leaving it altogether. Bah. LOL

Angeline Kace said...

OMG!! Your dinner looks soooo good! I am seriously hungry for it now! Can't wait for the recipe! And whatever tricks you've got to get your hubs to always cook, and have the meal ready when you get home? Yeah, do a blog post on that! ;)

Michelle Kampmeier said...

My husband is a whiz in the kitchen. Don't know where he gets it - don't care. I know I'm a lucky girl! I'd cook if I had to, but he actually enjoys making dishes like this, coming up with new stuff, so I take full advantage. Maybe I'll have him write something up about why he loves cooking so much. It may help!! ;o)

And I totally meant to put the recipe up on Monday, but it's been a ridiculous week. My computer broke in the middle of it, so I've been all out of sorts. This Monday though! It's super simple.

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