Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Happy middle of the year 2009!!! And happy july first!

Our food choices really do affect how our days progress each day. I know this. This should not come as a huge surprise. SO why then am I sitting here amazed and awed by this revelation today. Let me start at the beginning. The last time I went to the grocery store I had a really really good coupon for fruit loops. Now I loved fruit loops as a kid. So I looked at them and realized that the fruit loops with the coupon and with the store price (they were on sale) were going to cost me less than fifty cents for the whole box (the small box). So I looked at the calorie count and figured that the calories were not that far off of my normal breakfast foods. I bought a small box and commenced with the enjoyment of one of my favorite childhood cereals. Looking back, I can tell that I noticed that I was hungry for lunch earlier. Breakfast was just not holding me over. But it wasn't until today...the last day of the cereal incidentally that I realized what was happening. I slept late (this kitty stuff makes one tired...more on kitty later). I actually didn't eat breakfast until about 2-3 hours later than normal (8:30 instead of roughly 6). So I come to work. I should not have been hungry at all.....yet by 10 I found myself thinking about food! WHY???? What could it be??? Ohhhh hoooo......sugar! My cereal first of all has no or very little nutritious value but it's high in sugar content! It's not fueling my body as it needs...so my body was looking for food that WOULD fuel it! I know this....yet I'm in awe of this news. Our food choices really do make a difference. And no fears...I've had lots of fruits and veggies for lunch!!!

Baby Kitty is doing well. Stubborn little cuss though. She will eat on her own (without us coaxing her to try it) off of her plate...but ONLY if she's out of her cage and we are there with her. She will not eat if she's in her cage alone. Go figure. But, we are happy knowing that she's just about there in the weening process!

Didn't weigh myself....the sleeping in thing really threw me off course. Exercise....arrrghhhhh I need to get my butt into gear! I will turn this ship around and the second half of the year is going to be my year to shine in the weight loss arena!

4 comments:

F. McButter Pants said...

Great insight...you know your body!

Rebecca said...

No kitty here, but 4 days with grandkids wore me out! On my blog powerloveandselfcontrol I noted that I realized I was too busy to eat! Now that is a NEW kind of stress eating for me. And it is no better than OVEReating. My two weeks of successful, deliberate exercise (30 minute walks) went by the way as I grandmothered 24/7. Tomorrow I will begin - again!

*Fitcetera* said...

the kiddie cereal doesn't like me anymore.
i've gotta eat grown up oatmeal now or else i'm in munch-trouble.(I can eat an entire box of kiddie cereal NO PROBLEM)
glad you made the connection ... now KEEP remembering it MaryFran!!!
:)

Sheila said...

The problem with those kinds of cereals is not so much the sugar, but the fact that they have little or no fiber. Fiber helps keep you feeling full.Those children's cereals are just junk. Also, any vitamins in them have just been added back in. They are totally wothless calories. Why not get the biggest bang for your calorie buck?