Yoga tonight was great! Since it was such a dreary day our instructor decided that we all needed an extra-energizing practice to invigorate us since the weather was pretty sleep-inducing. It ended up being a really hard, sweaty class–just how I like it!
I’m really glad I had prepared dinner in advance because once I got home and showered all I wanted to do was eat! I made a sort of Chicken Casserole and it was so easy! I just cooked up some chicken, then added some steamed broccoli and a mix of cream of mushroom soup, skim milk, dijon mustard, and cheddar cheese. Brought it to a boil and simmered for 10 minutes, and it was done! No chopping or dicing required. To go with it and soak up some of the liquid (although it did thicken up really nicely) was some brown rice. This was a really delicious, comforting meal that filled me right up.
Even though I was full from dinner I was in a very snack-y mood. I think it’s because of the super-intense workout day yesterday. I’ve noticed that my body has a delayed reaction with exercise and hunger. When I work out extra hard it actually kills my appetite for the day. The next day however–I want to eat everything in sight! I kept it under control by thinking about what I was craving and then working to satisfy that rather than just grabbing anything that resembles food. I wanted something cold and juicy, but still sweet.
Fruit! Obviously—I am addicted after all. Tonight I knew that wasn’t going to do the trick entirely though so I had one of these Skinny Cow Mint Dippers. I just had one, not the whole box. Although they are so good that I would happily eat the whole box.
After this my mouth still wanted to keep eating and I didn’t want to just start sticking my hand in cereal boxes and into the chocolate chip bag—something that unfortunately used to be an everyday bad habit of mine. I decided on a mini popcorn. It’s salty and sweet, and with lots of little pieces that take a long time to eat. This was the perfect decision because by the time I was done my mind finally caught up with my stomach and realized that it didn’t need anything else tonight. Success! I don’t know exactly how long it’s been, but it has been a good while (maybe since Martini party?) that I’ve gone without mindless munching/unauthorized/unphotographed bites and snacks. This blog is really working its magic with my self-control!