Thursday, December 17, 2009

There are a lot of things I overindulge in, some of them good (like my daughter, lol), some of them not so good (like a food day at work). Last night was one of my bad ones! We were provided food at work, and I ate way too much. The thing is, I wasn't eating fast, actually pretty darn slow...but...I was eating at my desk. Bad me! So, mix that along with slow digestion that comes along with being pregnant and you've got yourself a miserable case of overindulgence that sticks around for awhile.

What makes it even worse for me is that I knew I was being bad at the time, and even though I hadn't felt it yet, I knew the worst was yet to come. Luckily, since I work overnights I was able to sleep all day, which isn't always a good thing. I did have to prop myself up more and crunch on some chalky tums. Now here it is over 12 hours later, and I'm still feeling it a bit. I feel better, but I can still feel that heavy mass on my stomach (or maybe that's the baby?) Nope, no excuses...I feel the mistake from last night! I guess this is one of my natural consequences of overindulging :)

I've actually behaved for a long time in regards to overindulgence. I think it's been a looooong time since I've really had something that I've indulged in. I'm wondering if that's a good thing. But at the same time how many things that are bad for me do I feel like I need/want, or subconsciously think I'm indulging in? Are there things that I do that hurt me (healthy speaking), yet I do them anyway out of habit or craving? Of course there are, I've never been one to have a completely healthy lifestyle. I know there are times when I need to put down the candy bar from the vending machine, or choose to drink some tea at work instead of grabbing a soda. These are things that I should save, up and do a healthier alternative at a later time when I really want something to indulge in. For example, this isn't the healthiest alternative, but instead of eating that candy bar, I could wait for a family gathering and have some snickers salad (in moderation), which has green apples and snickers in it. Something I can indulge in on a special occasion, yet keep in mind portion size and not OVERindulge in it.

I still have a ways to go, but at least I'm thinking healthy. I've been trying to implement healthy, but I'm allowed my mistakes. I can't beat myself down over them. I just have to accept them, learn from them and move on.
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    Today is a new day, you can do it.

    Be good to yourself, you are almost there.

    3881 days ago
    We have ALL been there! Learn and move on, you have the right approach!

    3881 days ago
  • SUNNY238
    Thanks Lois :) It's nice to know that I've got someone to write for (besides myself, lol). Once the baby arrives I just hope I can keep it up. I really do enjoy blogging, I've gotten rusty over the last year or so. I've done better so far tonight (I work overnights), but I'm still feeling that heavy feeling even though I haven't had too much.

    And I would more than love to share some water....CHEERS!
    3881 days ago
    I hate feeling like that too... I have been over doing it with some Christmas fudge here. [probably 1000 calories a chunk] and I know that heavy feeling in the tummy you are talking about! Tomorrow is a clean slate, and we can both get back to business... It's really hard when there is yummy food put out... like you had... and even though you are slowly picking at it... it sneaks up on you! At lease the baby is getting some of yours... I am just feeding my fat layers...
    I love your blog... *Chewing tums * emoticon

    Here is to you feeling better! May we do the battle of the season's yummy goodies... one step at a time! Till tomorrow emoticon Want to share a water with me???
    3881 days ago
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