Intuitive Eating

Howdy there y’all! It’s a rainy day here … plus my car has a low tire, and Discount Tire isn’t open on Sundays. Ah well. We’ll figure something out, and it’s not flat, so here’s hoping that it stays full enough to get to Discount on Monday.

All three kitties were being *VERY* needy for attention this morning … Calliope literally SAT on top of my head wanting scratches, something that she never does.

Today I’m trying something that’s a bit of a deviation from my nutritional plan – the plan made me feel very sick yesterday because I ate so stinkin’ much and my little stomach and shriveled digestive system just isn’t used to so much food in my body. So I’m going to eat a bit more intuitively while trying to follow the nutritional plan, keeping protein and carb amounts in mind.

Food is simply fuel, after all, and I’m trying to fuel my body for my workouts and my day in general. That’s my new mantra: “Nothing to fear, food is fuel!”

Breakfast – 9:30 a.m.

Today I scrambled egg whites mixed with one egg and three slices of crispy bacon topped with salsa. A pretty straightforward breakfast, simple, good, filling I theoretically could have added some leafy green baby spinach or some cheese to my eggs, but I simply forgot! I had that sleepy Sunday morning slump, after all! Coffee to drink with cashew milk and stevia (my typical mix).

After breakfast and some loafing about, I headed to Walmart for a few necessary provisions (and an unnecessary pair of the softest and stretchiest $5 leggings … they had OWLS on them, people, and I ADORE owls). I had another coffee when I came home. Brrr, it was chilly out!Lunch – 1:00 p.m.

I decided yesterday that  I would switch up the mealtime at which I eat oatmeal – I’m going to try it for lunch before working out. No, we didn’t workout today because we were both tired from yesterday’s workout (my pectorals especially were sore), and because it was just a lazy and rainy day (excuses, excuses, I know), but I had oatmeal anyway. My mix was 1/2 C Quaker Oats with cashew milk, half a banana, 1 tbsp of chia seeds, about 1/4 C of pumpkin, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon, and nutmeg. A spoonful of peanut butter was added, of course. Water to drink.

I had to take some Pepto after this meal as the left side of my stomach began to hurt, as per usual. I’m on two medications for my stomach, and they sure seem to help, but sometimes Pepto is what I need to settle my tummy down.

After my lunch, I DEEP CLEANED the apartment for about two hours. Fun times, especially pulling globs of cat hair out of the vacuum and mopping the concrete floors.

Luke went to run an errand and returned with a HUGE surprise for me – a hand painted Wonder Woman Yeti Mug! I was completely off-guard, my man is just so thoughtful and sweet to me. I’m lucky to have him in my life.

I immediately made some green tea to drink out of it! 🙂

I also had some extra money that I’d saved up, and since I need a new pair of shoes for fall and winter, I ordered a pair of Women’s Wool Loungers in Kotare Olive from AllBirds.com. I’ve heard a TON of great things about AllBirds products, so I’m excited for mine to arrive!

Snack – 4:00 p.m.

For one of my snacks today, I had a piece of Sargento Mozzarella string cheese and a few slices of mesquite roasted turkey. Easy peasy.

Snack – 5:00 p.m.

I was starting to get really snack-y again around 5, so I cut up some red bell pepper and washed some baby carrots, sprinkled them with salt and pepper, and placed them in a bed of Pine Nut Hummus and enjoyed. I also had a GT’s Lavender Love Kombucha. Yum!

Dinner – 7:00 p.m.

I kept it pretty simple tonight for dinner – I roasted some broccoli and asparagus with S+P in the oven and topped them with 1/2 C of brown rice and some BBQ chicken. I drizzled Toasted Sesame Ginger Dressing over the top.

I did have to take more Pepto after dinner, but that’s okay. I know my stomach is just adjusting to this new lifestyle, and I’ll get there, slowly but surely. I probably won’t post my meals *everyday* as that’s a bit of a chore, but  this is a good example of what I’ll be eating.

I’m disappointed that we didn’t workout today, but we will go tomorrow. Tonight as I type this, I’m saddened that I allowed myself to fall into the trap of anorexia again this summer and ruined all of the progress that I had made with lifting in the spring. Luke assures me that I’ll look great by the end of the year if I’m consistent with my eating and my workouts, and I do believe him.

Here’s to a bright day tomorrow, my friends.

~ Mandy

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