Thursday, January 31, 2008

The insatiable hunger!


This AM hit the gym for 5 Miles on the treadmill with E. I was starving and after a quick shower I made it to the office to have my normal, a bowl of Kashi Go Lean Cereal, the natural sweetened muligrain clusters kind, with some organic milk. That was gone by 8:30.

By 10:30 I was hungry again so I my daily snack stand-by, some 1% lowfat cottage cheese and an apple. I usually try to have some protein and some carbs.

Then 12:00 came and I was already a bit hungry, but it was not lunch time, but time for hard bodies class.

There we are working out and this smell starting to permeate the room. Some sort of fine smelling food was starting to overwhelm us as we worked out.

The funny thing was all of us seemed to have our own idea as to what it was. The instructor thought it was a turkey club, one girl said beef, I thought for sure it had to be pizza.

All normal people are out stuffin their face with delicious food on their LUNCH breaks and here I am just working out, starving to death and just smelling it...waaa!

So with mouths drooling we continued our workout. Thank goodness the smell went away or maybe we just got used to it. Yet, my hunger did not.

I returned to the office for lunch just after 1:30 to make my normal Cambell's Select Soup. You see this is my lunch everyday as it is cheap and easy plus it satisfies the protain and carb criteria. For the last several months my way of breaking up the monotony of it all is switching back and forth between chicken noodle and vegetable. Both are around 200 calories and 2 grams of fat.

This week the store was out of vegetable. So goes my "variety" for the week.

After my 4th day in a row of eating chicken noodle soup in a row and smelling that yummy unknown food, lunch did not do it for me AT ALL! I am still starving. It is about time for another afternoon snack...maybe more cottage cheese and an apple. Thank goodness my dinners are not so boring!

12 comments:

The Salty One said...

Haha! I am so glad I didn't go to class with you! I would have run out to grab the burrito I was smelling :)

Seriously, eat more at lunch! My goodness. I'd kill someone by 3:00 if I only had soup to eat! After running, I come up to my office and eat a pbj, a granola bar, carrots, a yogurt and an apple! And sometimes I still need something else!!!

Brian said...

sorry, i guess my talk about eating buckeyes and cake and other sweets probably didn't help matters.

triguyjt said...

those soups are god-sends..awesome....

gimme donuts ;-)

Brett S. said...

Can you say Chipotle

Papa Louie said...

It's all that hard workout you do that keeps the insatiable hunger in you going.

I have my own refidgerator, mircowave, and water cooler in my office so that I can take care of the same problem.

Dana said...

I hate it too when you want to eat everything in sight. It's a good thing that you kept an eye on WHAT you were eating instead of going the high fat/high cal/no nutrition stuff.

EbethS said...

For the amount of workout you are doing that is definately not enough food. Need to atleast add a sandwich at lunch.

Kim said...

my goodness lady, just a cup of soup for lunch?!!! insane!!!!

i eat every two hours. and could eat every hour if i could!

Michele said...

Man, you have some major self control. WAY more then me!! I would have so ordered a pizza.

TriShannon said...

I hear you about days like this. I had one yesterday. I felt like a bottomless pit... able to eat anything in site, not feeling satisfied. Did you give in and eat something else? I totally would have... probably pizza!

Kate said...

I second Salty! You can't get anywhere NEAR enough calories to support your hardcore workout routine!

Mallie said...

Your metabolism could definitely stand a more substantial lunch, snack and breakfast. Girl you know you'll work off anything and everything you eat.