Life Lessons: EAT!!!

So, I didn’t follow my own advice.

You know, the one about eating all the time? About not letting yourself get hungry, ever? The one I repeat over and over again? That one.

I didn’t do it intentionally. I just sort of forgot. I woke up early for a Saturday, and ate at around 8:00, and then just…got busy. I was writing a recipe post, my son had a baseball game, I was getting ready for a visit from my mother.

And then it was 3:00 and I was headachy and dizzy and CRANKY.

I mean, really cranky. I was all stressed and emotional inside and kept snapping at the kids who still-hadn’t-cleaned-their-rooms-after-telling-them- for-15-times-to-get-it-done and WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU WHY CAN’T YOU JUST DO THINGS THE FIRST TIME NOW WE’LL BE LATE FOR BASEBALL HURRY UP!!! Yeah. It was ugly.

And then I had to go to the grocery store to pick up some things, and I saw the rolls.

ROLLS. White and soft and yeasty rolls.

And soda. Sweet, tasty, liquid sugar in a can.

And donuts. Oh, sweet Lord, DONUTS!!!

And every cell in my body called out for those things. I was hyper-aware of where they were in the store. And it seemed like they were everywhere. I totally felt my addict persona come out as it seemed like sugary carb-laden foods rose up in front of me everywhere, begging to be consumed.

I resisted, because I know from past experience what happens to me if I cheat. I’d feel happy while I ate it, but afterwards I’d be even worse off than before. So I got my cream and apples and safety pins and kitchen soap (yeah, I know, it was a random list of things….) and bought them and went home. When I got home, I ate some leftover curried butternut squash soup with chicken and fontina cheese, and then, suddenly….

I wasn’t headachy. Or tired. Or cranky. I felt like a whole new person.

I never before was so sensitive to missed meals. I might have gotten hungry, but I wouldn’t crash like I did on Saturday. I can only assume that not having sugar or as many grains in my diet means that I need to fuel up more regularly. There is probably a scientific, medical reason for this that I don’t know about. All I know is my experience. And it kind of sucked.

So, let my experience be your experience! Eating regularly keeps you from being a terror to your family. And it is the number one way of keeping intense cravings at bay. So, don’t do what I did. Eat!

One thought on “Life Lessons: EAT!!!

  1. Christie

    Girl! You are speaking my language. I’ve been soooo busy lately, and Saturday was the same kind of thing. I’ve already fallen off the wagon with candy corn lately. Add a huge project due, busy schedules, a messy house… And mom goes nuts! Here’s hoping I can take my own advice, too.

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