Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Very Hungry Lady

Yes….today I am like The  Very Hungry Caterpillar!  I must be off in my intake of something (protein?  carbs?) because all of a sudden, about 20 minutes ago, I nearly instantly became ravenously hungry.   It started as a little nag but I can’t believe how fast and furious the stomach pain and frustration and irritability and feeling  BAD set in!

I quickly fixed it with a sandwich of Arnold’s Whole Grain Sandwich Thins, a staple in my diet that goes with almost everything for only 1 point!  On this I piled some salad and 2 Tbs of  baba ganoush.

Up until then, today I have had:

An original Green Monster, my favorite actually.   Just the Almond Milk, flax seed, spinach, banana, and Amazing Grass today.

Then I finished off the tub of Fage yogurt with the mix-ins.  It had:

5 ounces plain yogurt

About 1/4 cup of canned pumpkin

1 TBS honey

1/2 banana

1/4 cup of Kashi  U cereal

A bunch of cinnamon


I thought this would hold me until lunchtime!  But it didn’t.  So around 10:30 when I started getting hungry I pulled out the juicer and had a glass of carrot/apple/beet/ginger (my favorite!).  Today’s was particularly sweet…don’t know why.  Maybe ‘cuz I tossed a Gala apple I had that nobody was eating in there instead of the usual Granny Smith.  Definitely have to make that again…it was really really great!

And then about 11:30 or so is when I had that unexpected ravenous attack!

Now I am trying to decide if I am still hungry or not.  I feel “yes”…but I am trying to give my body some time with the sandwich to see if I can get away without eating for a few more hours.


Melissa said...

ugh, I am right there with you! It's hard to feel that "hunger pain" and want to turn to food right away! some times we just have to deal with it and walk away lol. It's not BAD to be hungry! Good luck!

Sarah said...

I remember something Oprah (not my favorite person anymore) said years ago. She talked about the feeling she had at night or during the day in her tummy when she thought she was hungry and maybe she was, but didn't eat. She said she told herself its her body eating her fat out. So then she loved the feeling, particularly at night. I too feel that way at night. I just stop and say to myself "oh yeah, my body is eating my fat away." Keep it up and stay healthy.

Moi said...

Hahaha. I was going to write the comment Sarah wrote. Lol.
My trick when my body says I am hungry but my brains says no way cause I have enough food it cup of soup. Usually one to two points and so full of sodium they force you to drink water until you are no longer ravinous.

Kirsten said...

I don't know what to tell you. I've been ravenously hungry this week. I just got my cycle back after having a baby a year ago, so I'm blaming it on that.

Jewel said...

That's what it was Kirsten!!! It came this morning.

Jewel said...

Thanks Sarah and Moi. I did wait...I have learned to wait at least half an hour after eating to decide if I am really hungry or not.

I also finally had some pistachios (16 pistachios = 1 point!)

That helped too...but obviously it was TOM and I didn't realize it!