I do my thinking in the shower

So in the shower this morning, I came to the revelation that I rely too heavily on desserts and snacks at night to fill me up after not small, but somewhat imbalanced dinners (e.g. call carbs and veggies, but no protein). After my glorious burger at the counter yesterday, I was full and satisfied for the rest of the night… and it was nice. I think I need to model my eating in dinners more like my restaurant dinners (but maybe with a little less buttah or whatever restaurants do to make things so delicious and quickly). I’ll test this theory tonight. I’m hoping it results in a more balanced diet, since my snacks/desserts don’t tend to lend much in terms of nutritional value (other than calories).

One more revelation I had this morning is that I really don’t think positively enough. I’m not excited to go to work. And even when I have friend dates or activities after work, they sometimes feel like a lot of effort after a long day in the office + commuting. I should be looking forward to these instead! I already started a bit last week and for the first two days of this week, but I’m going to try to cut down my hours at work. How? I’m going to come in later (more like 9am instead of 8:20-8:30), and I’m going to make an effort to leave no later than 6pm. Also, I’m going to make a conscious effort to not eat lunch in front of my computer so that I get a break in the middle of the day. Go Team Paula (like Team Edward or Jacob, no?).

On a side note, I’m actually not that starving for breakfast at the moment. I would like to say it’s the burger or my complete lack of exercise since my minor surgery (I think I can start up again soon though!), but I think it’s just because it’s sooo warm already – it’s 76 degrees, and it’s only 8am.

Things I am looking forward to today:

1. The possibility of an easy gym workout at lunch (we’ll see if this actually happens)

2. Dinner and a movie with Ayme, a co-worker from my last job

Happy hump day!