Friday, September 12, 2008


Have you ever had a week at work when you just didn't want to be there? I guess it means I'm working on projects I really don't enjoy, or maybe I feel like I'm not doing a good job at the projects I am working on. It always makes me wonder what I really want to be when I grow up. I enjoy talking about weightloss, healthy eating, and exercise, but do I really want to do those things for a job, and in what capacity?

I guess this probably doesn't have a lot to do with weight loss, except that I'm an emotional eater, and boredom is an emotion. When the day passes slow as molasses, my stomach is constantly "growling," even though it really isn't because I'm really truly probably not hungry. The thing is, I can't really tell the difference.

Quick subject change: we went out to eat for work today, and I ordered soup and salad. I didn't order the most healthy soup or salad, I got broccoli cheese soup, ekks, and ceasar salad, double ekks. On the bright side of things, they topped my salad with tons of tomatos, parma cheese, and croutons. I HATE TOMATOES! So, I had to pick all the topping off, cheese and croutons included. Saved myself tons of calories unintentionally. I probably would have never scraped them off just because I wanted to...thing was, the salad didn't taste any different without them. The really problem was, it still tasted like those nasty little diced tomatoes, so I left most of it and filled up on soup. I hate going out to eat because it always leaves me craving fried food. So I think I'll hit the store when I get off work, and pick up some Ore Ida Onion Rings. I can't eat very many, but I can put them in the oven, control the serving size, and have what I crave within reason. I guess I could buy fiber one cereal, onions, and make my own for even fewer calories. We'll see how lazy I feel. I may get both in case I screw up the homemade ones. I'd hate that craving multiplying in intensity.


MizFit said...

have you ever made the HUNGRY GIRL onion rings??

they are supposed to be awesome!

email me if you want the recipe----Im NOT an onion person but my husband adores them.


Shanna said...

I think it would be easier for me to answer the question, "have I ever had a week at work when I WANTED to be there"...that would be a much shorter answer... ummm... NO!

I hate my job! And I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!

I am totally there with you on the bored munchie front. I have gotten a lot better. I drink LOTS of water!! And I only bring a couple of HEALTHY snacks with me to work (and no cash for the vending machine!) ANd I always bring my lunch. Then I have no other choice but to be good.

Only problem is when OTHER people bring in the food. That is when you have to flex your will power muscles!! You can do it girlie! Be strong!

RunningTarheel said...

I love your new layout!

I'm a fan of the Ore Ida french fries myself. I do the same thing - make 7 or so and it normal gets rid of the fast food craving.