The long and winding road to fitness, day 87

Sleeping, male baby cat. Red hair.

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I had a much better day today.  Oh wait, I had the day off work…that pretty much automatically makes it a better day…less stress, more me time, not getting up at 3:30 in the morning…well, I must admit, I did wake up at 3:30 this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep.  I decided to get up and try to catch up on my email…so I did that for about an hour, went back upstairs and read in bed until I got sleepy.  Then I turned the light off and slept until a little after 8!  Sleeping until 8…wow…luxury!!

I didn’t exercise at all today..what a slacker.  But my body was just so tired after working multiple 12 hour workdays in a row…ugh!  I just kind of took it easy today.  I made a delish vegetable beef soup in the crock pot.  Okay, I was thinking fall and it ended up getting up to 90 degrees today.  But the soup was still wonderful…and it’s supposed to cool off now, plus I ran the AC, so I didn’t really feel the heat.  I love eating soup when it’s chilly outside.  And now my entire house smells like someone’s been cooking…well, I guess someone has…me! 

I ended up eating only a little over 1300  calories for the day.  I just didn’t eat much, not because I was thinking about not eating much, but because I was doing other things (writing, mainly) and only ate when I realized I was really hungry…stomach growling kind of hungry.  That’s a good thing, right?  That’s how “normal” people behave…or at least how I imagine normal people behave…not sure I know too many normal people.

All in all, a good day.  A day to kind of rejuvenate.  I think days like this are necessary every once in a while.  Now to get ready to go in to work early again tomorrow and try to get all of the things done that need to be done. 

So…do you eat “normally”, when you realize you’re hungry?  Or do you eat out of boredom, emotionally, out of habit in certain situations?  I would sure like to experience more of that normal eating…not even really thinking about it.  Or am I just imagining that other people are that way with food?  Hmm…sounds like some good research material.

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7 Responses

  1. When do I eat? Sometimes all of the above! Most days I have brunch, afternoon snack, usually more healthy snacking until hubby gets home. He’s been working a lot of hours, too, but more like 9-9, so all the neighbors are in bed by the time we eat dinner. Lately, that’s a sandwich and fruit/veggies or cereal most nights. I like days when I’m busy on a project and realize I haven’t eaten until my tummy grumbles. 🙂
    I got in 30 minutes of cardio, then went to Lowe’s, Sam’s and the grocery store. My body wasn’t happy before I went, and it’s really not happy now. I just might be in bed before too long. Still waiting for hubby to get home. He’s stuck in traffic on the interstate–they’re paving and have only one lane open. Glad you had a great day!!

    • I hate road construction!! Of course, I do like nice roads..I guess you can’t have one without the other. Hope you were able to get a good night’s sleep last night a woke up refreshed and pain free.

  2. That picture is adorable. The End.

    • Yeah, I thought it kind of exemplified how I wish I could sleep…with just total abandon…oblivious to all that is happening around me. I guess that might not be a good thing if someone broke in the house or there was a fire…

      • Your cat would alert you in either case. Burglars would disturb the cat’s sleeping habits and a fire would make it too warm for it to sleep!

      • Of course you’re right…Spooky is actually a very good alarm system, Goldi not so much…Goldi’s hearing isn’t all that great.

      • Unless the burglar feeds them, in which case, the burglar will be their new best friend

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