For those of you just joining the fun, I'm currently an English and Women's Studies professor at the University of New Hampshire, and I teach Tuesday-Thursday afternoons. I have a habit of not eating enough when the semester gets hectic, and in the past I've yelled at myself and been unsuccessful. This semester I'm trying kindness. I am working on 3 teeny weeny goals, eating breakfast, packing lunch, and taking my vitamins. Here's how the second week went!
Last week I noticed that having these protein and spinach on tortilla meals worked well. They're tasty, portable, and filling. I went with them again this week, so much so that I had them for dinner too. Here were this week's kind eating takeaways.
- If I like a meal, I should keep it up. In the past I worried about being in a rut, but I'm giving myself permission to keep things easy.
- This week I was starting to feel the rush of the semester. One day I had to force myself to eat breakfast and wound up eating it while packing lunch. Another day I ate my sandwich in the car on the way to school because I forgot about a meeting. I want this to stop.
- Because I want this to stop, I'm implementing 2 changes this week. If I have a meeting from 12:40-2 (our school's chosen meeting time) I will not plan any meetings after this slot. I need to give myself time to eat; I teach at 3:40. Also, I will pack my lunch box the night before with my fruit and drink so that lunch packing and breakfast can feel less frantic. I felt frantic this week wondering where my peaches went.
- I really don't like eating in my car, so I'm going to stop. It feels rushed. I don't want to feel rushed.
- I have a Panera reward ($5 off an online order), so I'm planning to use it on Tuesday to buy a bbq chicken salad. I'm still packing lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.
|I had salad one day, but tortillas for every other meal.|
|Best quick meal I've ever made. |
That tortilla is struggling though!