STRESSED = DESSERTS spelled backwards
Yeah, I haven’t been documenting so well on the blog (maybe out of shame), but I’ve been eating a lot of sugar of the past week. I think two things are at play here:
1. Opportunity: I bought four boxes of Girl Scout Cookies last week. They are now gone.
2. I am a bit stressed. I don’t think I realized how stressed, until I thought about how much I’ve been munching over the past week. We are getting busy at work, and I have too much to do. Trying to fit it into my four day week is a big task. (To top it off Matt has been working five 10 hour days for the last three weeks, too!!) Why am I only working 4 days per week? I am taking this little 8 hour test in April (the professional engineering exam), which requires studying 20 hours per week (at least that’s our goal). I am also getting very nervous about my brother leaving for Afghanistan next week. Finally, there’s a personal thing that I’m growing very anxious about. The more I think about it, the more anxious I get.
All of this together is not helping me. I should take Beckey and Kelly’s advice, and probably write it out.
With so many things “out of my control”, I really should focus on what is in my control. And one BIG thing should be my food. I mean, no one is forcing these cookies down my throat . . .
So one announcement: I am going VEGETARIAN for Lent. My friend Beckey encouraged me to challenge myself, and I think that this could be a good focus for healthy foods for a short amount of time. One caveat is, that I will allow myself to eat some fish if we are out at a restaurant. I rarely if ever eat fish at home, so this could just be a once a week thing.
Okay, onto some food from yesterday:
VEGGIES/FRUITS for yesterday: banana, eggplant, red peppers, sweet potatoes . . didn’t eat a fifth one. ARGH!
And guess what came in the mail?!
Okay, time to go run a few Valentine’s errands . . .