Wednesday, September 22, 2010
What Do You Do When You Feel Meh?
I've been tired lately (again), feeling pretty run down (again).
What did I find myself doing to avoid feeling "meh" today? I started catching myself wanting to eat! I have to admit I haven't had my dinner yet, and I've only got 2 points left for the day.
I've been very good at avoiding S's candy dish at work for quite awhile. S keeps chocolate in that candy dish, and I am a chocolate girl. I started out by having 2 small pieces of chocolate this morning. I have to admit is was VERY good and I savoured each small bite. Lunch was just not satisfying today (or yesterday either). I did fine until about 1:30 when I seemed to hit the wall! I was struggling to stay awake at my computer (some days cataloguing books can be pretty well... dull). I found myself starting to think about eating, what to eat, maybe I should go downstairs and hit S's candy dish again? I wasn't hungry at all! I wanted to eat myself out of feeling "meh". I didn't go downstairs and I didn't eat anything until I started to feel hungry. I made the smart choice and had a yogurt, and a mini babybel light before going to the gym.
I had talked myself out of going the gym during this particular low point of the day. I was convinced I was going to go home and go to bed. When I left work I felt a little boost of energy, so I made the right choice and went to the gym.
When I got there... I didn't want to be there.
When I got going ... I still didn't want to be there.
3/4 of the way through my workout... I really just wanted to go home.
But I toughed it out and did my usual 75 minute workout (earn about 6 activity points). Normally when I go into the gym feeling pretty tired, I come out feeling energetic. Not tonight, it was such a struggle to get through it and not give up and go home, I almost gave up with two of stations in the weight circuit left. On the way home I ate an apple, then when I got home a cup of yogurt and two cookies (Simple Pleasures Spice Snaps 1.5pts for 2 cookies). So now I have 2 points for dinner (of course I can dip into my Weekly Point Allowance), thank goodness I've got a healthy, hearty, homemade soup in the crock pot!
Is anything bothering me? I don't think so. I don't think any thing's wrong. I just want some rest... and a bit of change in the food repertoire! (Thus I made soup and chili last night!)