Mindless Eating… so many of us deal with this from time to time

Hello everyone! Okay, so look what I had to deal with today! The anxiety of my Dad being on the most un-sturdy looking structure in my house! Ah!

He is a retired firefighter, so he knows what he’s doing, but this was way too scary! He’s taking the ‘popcorn’ off the ceiling.

Can you imagine this? If I would have heard him fall, I don’t know what I would have done!

The latter was on ONE step… all the way up the staircase… I hope this doesn’t have to happen again! Haha

Okay, so for lunch today, I had peanut butter and banana on an ezekiel tortilla with cinnamon

I rolled it right up, and it was delish! Love this lunch!

After lunch, I went shopping with my Mom to look for carpet, and get some things at Target/Trader Joes.

Trader Joes, that’s when my cravings started kicking in. It was a combination of stress, emotions, PMS (as my Mom says, Paige’s Mental Sydrome, haha), just coming off a restrictive 7 day diet, and seeing tons of Valentines Day treats everywhere.

I came home, had some Green Tea Mochi (1)…

A few of these chocolate covered pretzels (that’s little Griffin’s hand)… some cereal… some dip that my dad made… some more cereal… some more pretzels… you get the picture! My cravings went crazy, and I just full ย on went for it. I’m not talking a bite here, a bite there; I’m talking a bowl of cereal, a handful of pretzels, a bowl of cereal… etc…

Now have a struggled with this before? Totally! Is it normal for me to get these cravings? Yes! Do I always give in? No. Do I feel better when I don’t? Absolutely. Did I still give in? Yes. Am I hating myself now? No!

Now, some of you might be wondering, why, or how, am Iย notย beating myself up over this? Well, I know that I’ve done this before. I know that I don’t do it everyday. I know that it doesn’t mess up my entire effort of living a healthy lifestyle, and If I am being realistic with myself, I know that it will happen again in the future. It’s just something that happens every once in a while- it is not hard to do! I know a bunch of you girls deal with this same thing, because you have all written me about it.

So, what am I going to do about this? Well, I was thinking more about it, and I was wondering what triggers this kind of eating. It’s not like I was at an event and I just ate too much, I was literally grabbing food after food, just mindlessly eating. Not too healthy ๐Ÿ˜›

I’m going to talk to my best friend about this, and interview her over skype, because we both think that soo many girls deal with this same thing. She has lost 30lbs over a long period of time, and literally has the best mindset (in my opinion) about healthy eating, and she just inspires me. To be honest, she’s probably a huge reason that I don’t beat myself up over this stuff! Because many years ago, I would have thought this was the end of the world!

Stay tuned for my next post, where I will post the interview from Kayla, and where I will wrap up my thoughts on this mindless eating.

 

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5 responses to “Mindless Eating… so many of us deal with this from time to time

  1. Julie Hulbert

    Love this post!! I often have snack after snack from cravings, and would love to hear your and kayla’s advice ๐Ÿ™‚ glad to know I’m not the only one who struggles with this

  2. I have been doing the same things lately! I always feel like once ive messed up, I might as well eat like that the rest of the day, and I HATE that I do that! I love reading your blog, it has helped me enjoy my food so much more, in a much more healthy way.

    • Oh I feel that way sometimes too! I absolutely know how that feels, and how annoying it can be! We just have to treat ourselves good! Think if we were to have one candy, and say “wow, I totally deserved that, it was great,” and then walk away? How much happier we would be! Instead of going crazy, my goal is going to be to appreciate the treats I do have, and to be excited about eating healthy ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so glad its helped you enjoy your food in a healthy way! That’s a blessing for me to hear!

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