Thursday, October 04, 2007

Stressed

I'm a little stressed lately. And when I get stressed, I eat. Seriously. If I see it, I eat it. That's how it is.

But, being at least reasonably self-aware, I know that means I can't have things like, oh, a pound of M&Ms sitting around. Or a bag of Oreos. Or a kilo of chocolate covered crack.

And so my fridge and my cupboards are fairly healthy. Or sparse. Depends on the day, the week, the moment.

So last night, as I was working and stressing here's what I ate, starting from when I got home to just before bed:

A bowl of pasta (with sauce)
Four granola bars (pumpkin spice flax, or some such thing)
Some really yummy muesli I brought back from England (very nutty, unlike me)
Half a watermelon (yes, a whole half. with salt.)
Roughly a pound of Brussel's sprouts (yes, a pound. with olive oil.)
Two spoons of honey (straight, on big spoons)

Next-day realization: Fiber content of aforementioned list? Alarmingly high.

36 comments:

  1. I also eat when I'm stressed, and I have been known to put together elaborate desserts at 2AM in the morning. We're talking Chocolate Tortes and Flans.

    I never keep convenience foods on hand, because I know I would snack like there's no tomorrow.

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  2. When I'm stressed, I go to the eating extremes, I either don't really eat anything, or I eat a whole lot. Neither really helps my already super crappy metabolism.

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  3. OMG, if I'm interpreting that last line correctly, that is the most hilarious thing I have ever read in my life!!! LMFAO!!

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  4. ES - Wow you are fancy! I love flan - if I made one I'd eat the entire thing in one go.

    VVK - I hear you. When I'm emotionally upset I can't eat. But stress, eat eat eat.

    Almost - Yup, precisely. Which has of course not reduced my stress level. But maybe I'll drop a couple pounds.

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  5. ha haaaaaaaaaaa. museli...better than pizza, at least the fiber is...um...helpful.

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  6. uh, wait- did you say watermelon with salt?

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  7. Love me some brussel's sprouts. I like to oven roast them in olive oile na spices.

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  8. SL - Yes, better than pizza. But what a random conglomeration of stuff.

    Aileen - Yah, I always salt melon!

    Sean - Oh, yum. I steam them and then pour olive oil and salt on them. But I bet roasted is great.

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  9. I'm a bit curious... how much time is there between when you get home from work and when you go to bed? 12 hours?

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  10. Hahaha! This is great. At least the food was healthy. I eat spoonfuls of peanut butter every now and then so I cracked up at the honey part.

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  11. 2X4 - Ha! Shockingly, this was over a roughly 5-hour period.

    mm - Oooh, I love peanut butter on a spoon, but I didn't have any.

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