Friday, March 06, 2009

UNLEASAHING THE HUNGRY TIGER

I'm not happy about the cooler weather which has descended on us. No complaints about the much needed rain but I'm not ready for summer to be over and the weather to be cool so early in autumn. I feel like I've been shortchanged. Winter is SO LONG and the cold weather seems to go on forever and then its finally summer but its over in the blink of an eye. We need more heat!!

But I think what I'm finding the hardest to deal with is my increased appetite in the cold. I had a later than usual breakfast due to a much needed sleep in. So I skipped morning snack and planned to have an earlier lunch. That didnt eventuate as a scheduled meeting started late and lunch ended up being later too. I came out of the meeting starving, only to be bombarded by my staff with issues galore. They know me by now though. I tell them I MUST eat or I'll pass out and they usually leave me alone until I'm fed, human and approachable again. Its that serious!!

But WTF, an hour after lunch my stomach was rumbling again like a wildly hungry tiger had been unleashed inside me. So an hour and a half after lunch I ate my afternoon snack and had a big mug of peppermint tea (hanging out for some Diet Coke, I tell you!!) and prayed it would sustain me. By the time I left work at 5.15 I was really hungry again and I'm sure its the colder weather. Solution I think is more hot food and maybe a little increase in cals.

But to finish on a happy and positive note, at this morning's weigh in I had reached the milestone of 10kgs off since since 1 November. I was so happy about this and I'm finally feeling like I'm a "normal size" and not large or fat. Its a great feeling and I love it. I'm wearing clothes that I havent fitted into for a long time and my fatter clothes are now looking embarassingly baggy. The size 11 jeans havent been tested but I'm sure fitting into them is not far off.

So on that note I'm going to gear up for a fantastic long weekend and hope you all have one too.

:-) Magda

4 comments:

Frankie said...

10kg! Yay! Well done.

Kek said...

Congrats on the 10kg loss, Magda.

Those days when you could eat the arse out of a low-flying duck suuuuck. I call them my hungry hippo days. :o) They're definitely worse when it's cold.

Magda said...

Thnaks Frankie.

OMG I'm laughing so much I'm crying Kek. Must remember those priceless sayings!!

:-)Magda

Michelle said...

I'm with Kek on the Hungry Hippo days. I've got this t-shirt for these days!

Congrats on the 10kg!

Thought I might suggest adding some licorice root to your peppermint tea. I mix my own from peppermint and licorice teas I buy at "perfect cup" in the central markets. The licorice root makes the tea nice and sweet so this might cover your coke-fix better. I hate licorice but find this delish!