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Whirlwind Kinda Day

Evenin’ Bloggies!  What a terrific day it’s been here.  The sun is shining, its absolutely gorgeous out.  I love this time of year.  Even though I’m stuck in my office for most of the day it’s nice to start and end the day with sun and warmth!

I woke up a earlier than normal, so I took the opportunity to get a batch of muffins in the oven.  How lucky was hubby to wake up to the delicious smell of banana chia chocolate chip muffins

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Like I said, great day for many reasons. 

One of which includes the fact that I got a raise! Whoot!!  It was a surprise, a very nice surprise, especially considering that Project Eliminate Needless Debt is in full effect.  Add the fact that we’ve decided to cancel the cable and we have even more money going towards it.

My thoughts turned to food after lunch, so I jotted them down.

I started thinking about my relationship with it and came to the sad conclusion that food is a huge part of my day.

I get up and there’s breakfast, get to work and I’m waiting for lunch.  Then I’m waiting to get off work so that I can have Supper.  Throw a few snacks in between and food is the main focus of my day.  Then there’s the meal planning and tracking.

Eat to live, not live to eat, right? Re-training the brain is difficult but not impossible.  Recognizing the behaviour is the first step to making positive changes. 

Maybe I should only buy boring, plain “okay” foods instead of foods that I eagerly anticipate.  Maybe that will help control the binges.  I so desperately want to make the mind body connection to feeling satisfied and to be able to stop eating when I’m full.  But, if there’s a carb to the dish then I will clean the plate.  No matter what.  I may rest my fork for a moment but I will go back for that last bite.  I love the whole food experience.  Savouring every bite, trying new dishes, pairing wine.  But I need to have more control over it all.

Any who, that was a lot to get off my chest. :)

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For supper tonight I finally made pulled pork sammies.  Well sort of.  I cooked more huge pork loin chunks and decided that I wanted something different.  So I tore the pork into strips and let them simmer in a mix of BBQ sauce and a bit of syrup for 20 mins.

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Served on a toasted ww thin with some baby spinach. YUM!
 
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I’m going to make the real thing in my slow cooker soon.

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Served up with broccoli, which I didn’t end up eating.  It tasted nasty. :(

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I’ve got a work-related meeting tonight and then plans to cuddle up with a cup of tea and my latest read – American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld.

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Have a great night!

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