Today was one of those days where no matter what I ate, I couldn’t satisfy my hunger.
Immediately when I woke up, which was 5 a.m., I was hungry. I ate my usual breakfast (Yoplait light thick and creamy vanilla yogurt, Fiber One cereal and Vitalicious chocolate mint muffin top), got ready and was at work by 6:15 a.m. By about 8 a.m., I felt like I was starving. My stomach was actually rumbling. Unfortunately, I had a small tub of caramel corn at my desk – my order from a local Boy Scout.
I opened the container and ate about a fourth of it. Still hungry. I decided maybe I was thirsty. I drank a large cup of tea. Didn’t help. Still felt the need to eat.
By about 9:30 a.m., I decided to have the apple that was in my purse. Something nutritious and typically filling. It tasted great, but by 10 a.m., I felt like I was starving again. I drank another large cup of tea. Didn’t help again. Also in my purse was a WW lemon cake. I decided to eat that, too, thinking maybe I needed something sweet. It didn’t help. Still felt the need to eat. I chewed on a piece of gum and that didn’t even help, which it typically does.
I ate some more of the caramel corn. That didn’t help. I drank a large glass of water. That didn’t do anything either. By this time, I was starting to feel a little irritated.
By 11:30 a.m., I decided to take my lunch break…a half hour earlier than normal. At home, I had a little over a cup of cooked pasta – it was three ounces uncooked (Fiber Gourmet, found online at http://www.fibergourmet.com), with a small can of tomato sauce flavored with garlic, basil and oregano. I mixed in one wedge of the Laughing Cow light cream cheese – regular flavor and one tablespoon of reduced fat parmesan cheese. I also mixed in about two cups of chopped, cooked broccoli. And gosh, it was so good. Great actually. For dessert, I had a WW giant fudge bar.
By the way, these are the best darn chocolate ice cream bars I have ever had. Creamy, chocolatey goodness. Best part, they are only one WW point. Awesome.
By the time I got back to work, yep, you guessed it, I felt hungry…again. Now, feeling a little more perturbed, I ate some more of the caramel corn. I knew it wasn’t going to fill the craving I had, but I figured I may as well polish it off since there wasn’t much left anyway. At least it was really tasty. Not healthy, mind you, but tasty with a capital T.
By 4 p.m., I seriously felt famished. I was also really agitated at this point. No matter what I ate – healthy or not – I couldn’t get full. I couldn’t satisfy whatever it was I was craving.
I left work and went home, where I ate one serving of reduced fat Triscuits (seven crackers) and about an ounce of cheddar cheese. Still didn’t help. Still feeling hungry. Still feeling torqued. As I write this, supper is on the grill (chicken breasts) and in the oven (sweet potatoes). I sure hope when I am done eating, I am finally satisfied.
If not, after supper, I am hitting the treadmill. Maybe I can run off my hunger instead.