Yesterday at work, I thought it was time to get back on the healthy eating bandwagon, because my left knee was hurting me. I know that when I eat less carb, I'm less swollen, and my knees hurt less. But when I went to the store today ... umm ... I forgot. I bought two boxes of cereal.

This is especially strange because I don't normally eat cereal. Now that I think about it, it was totally a response to seeing the box of Honey Bunches of Oats. I saw it, and it sounded good. And then I saw the box of Quaker Oat Squares and got those, because I totally love those--but I've only bought cereal two or three times since moving out of my parents' house eight years ago, so I don't know why I suddenly succumbed to the urge.

Since getting home, I've felt constantly hungry and have eaten way too much of said cereal because of that. And that's exactly why I don't usually buy cereal! I've also been very tired; I got up at 10:30, went to my appointment, came home and fell asleep at 3:30, woke up at 10:30, and felt tired within an hour. Side effect of carbs, or not sleeping well, or stress, or screwed up sleep cycle, or ..... ???

Eh. It's all good. I haven't done much at all today, and I feel sorta groggy, but I still feel fairly content. :)

4 Responses
  1. carla Says:

    it gets so ugly with me and cereal as well. ANY KIND (is it the processed? I am not a one serving woman at all EVER with the stuff) *and* Im a carbsweller.

    here's to a less processed day.
    for us both :)


  2. purplegirl Says:

    It's not the ultra mega processed sugar stuff, but still not good. :) I've learned my lesson, I won't be buying cereal again!

    Until the next time their advertising works on me. Hopefully in another couple of years at least.

  3. Yes - I think eating cereal makes us want to eat more cereal, which makes us want to eat more cereal, and more importantly, BUY more cereal. (Doritos work the same way. Also Oreos.) My answer to this problem is to only buy cereal that tastes like last year's dried yard clippings with maybe some tiny pine cones thrown in there, for fiber. Then said cereal just sits there, on the shelf, unwanted, unused, for a year. And when I'm in the cereal aisle I can just psych myself out by saying "I already have cereal at home. I don't need any more."

  4. purplegirl Says:

    Mm, yard clippings ....

    I think Cheetos and popcorn belong on the list, too.