Discovery of the day: Dark days
So here's the problem. Since I started running back in May, I've been able to be a little more relaxed with my food choices. And I've gotten to a point where I'm pretty happy with the balance I've reached. I'm eating grains regularly, and usually only eat salad for lunch on weekdays. I can even get away with a treat of some sort most days.
(Speaking of treat, did I mention that Sbux has their dark chocolate grahams back? I'm so happy....)
Except now it's all changed. I had to stop running a few weeks ago thanks to an extremely inconvenient injury. Hell, I'm not even supposed go for long walks! What's worse, I won't be able to start up again for another 6 weeks or so. Even worse still, the last time I had to quit running, it took me six years to start up again. It does not get easier as you get older, trust me.
Another complicating factor is that it's November, the dark days up here in the top left corner of the country. I'm pretty sensitive to the short days and this is not a great time of year for me. It takes all my willpower to fight the urge to hibernate, and my success rate is not good. I was counting on the running to help me through it this year. Harumph.
So now I have to scale back my eating to match my new (non-)activity level. And that, my friend, is going to suck.
I'm attempting to reduce portions and cut back my treat frequency, but it's very difficult when all I want to do is curl up with a bag of Kettle Chips and sleep until March.
All I can do is try, I guess.