Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Too much of a good thing is still Too Much!!

I've learned this the hard way the past 3 days. Don't know why it took 3 WHOLE days for me to figure it out...but I am definitely sure about it now. Even if you're eating something VERY healthy...say bare, naked can STILL eat too much of it and get OVER full.
Almost every meal for the past several days I have done this. It's why all of a sudden am I eating enough for 5 people? Tonight for dinner I made stir-fry veggies---very healthy. Only a little soy sauce on them so really no "limit" to how many I was allowing myself. But before I knew it, I had eaten SO MANY (like 3 big helpings) that I was MISERABLE. Miserable to the point of wishing I was in a wheel chair and someone would wheel me away from the table. This morning I made myself a bowl of Kashi oatmeal (which is really small) and a small (kids cup) of protein shake. Shouldn't be "too much" but I actually started feeling full about 2/3 of the way through. I knew I should have stopped then....but I didn't and by the time I had finished it, I felt nauseus. What's really weird I that it doesn't seem like I am eating THAT much more...I am just maybe getting fuller quicker? Hmmm....that's a thought! Maybe my stomach is shrinking!!! Wouldn't that be delightful!?! All I know is that if it is trying to shrink--I am probably stretching it back out by over-stuffing myself. I am going to make that my goal not feel THAT full one single time. There is NO reason for it and being real full is actually way worse than being real hungry.

BTW, does anybody know if it's "ok" to eat cold cereal on this diet? (like Life or Kashi) It's not ever listed in the nutrition guide...but I've been craving it!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,

In the P90X Manual all phases allows for 1 cup of Whole wheat cereal per serving, so to me that could be hot or cold. Just depending on if you are in Level 1, 2, or 3 and/or Phase 1, 2 or 3 is how many servings of carbs you should eat in a day. I wasn't sure if you were trying to follow that or not, but thats whats in the book anyways.


Miss Got Wings said...

great goal! to eat to the point of satisfaction, not being stuffed. i did that with dinner last night, only eating 1/2 a chicken breast. DH looked at me like I was crazy, but i had had enough. Then today was another story - ha! keep up the good work. You are really motivating me to stay the course - I've had a few bad days that are behind me now and I'm back on track :) like they say, "nothing tastes as good as thin feels!"