I need a treat

Hey everyone!

I hope you’ve had a great Thursday so far…This has been a tiring week for me…we’ve been sort of busy each night, and there is alot going on at work, and I’m really craving a nap or vacation (I get one in 2 weeks!).

Today, I needed some fresh air and to get away from my desk, so I had a nice picnic lunch right across the street from the Wellness Center. There’s a great greenway loop that goes around a pond, so I enjoyed a picnic lunch of a leftover Jennie-O turkey bratwurst on a wheat bun with onions and peppers and a juicy red pear.


Check out my beautiful dining view:


And, what a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky…


On my way home, I was craving a little treat…so I picked up a vanilla ice cream cone.


It really hit the spot…sometimes, I just feel like I need a little treat…it makes me feel better if I’m tired, or stressed. It isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I talk a lot about Intuitive Eating, but a cool thing is that the authors mention that it isn’t always necessary to eat from pure hunger…but sometimes from other kinds of hunger. I think what is important is to not let emotional eating turn into a binge…and to realize that eating for an emotional reason won’t really solve your problem. For me, I know I’m a little sleep-deprived- I’ve been staying up too late and getting up too early this week. So, tonight, I’m skipping my workout, and I’m going to try to get into bed at a decent hour…But, my ice cream was really good and I enjoyed every bite!

Do you have certain foods that you crave for comfort? Or stress relief?

Check out Kori’s great giveaway of Nature’s Path goodies at All Things B.

Enjoy your evening!


9 responses to “I need a treat

  1. Angie — Thanks so much for sharing with us that you got an ice cream and that it’s OK! You have such a great outlook on life and it’s wonderful to know that no one (even a dietitian) is perfect! I love how you say, “It’s not necessarily a bad thing,” because it isn’t! It’s great! Thanks again.

  2. Love the idea of a picnic lunch-and what a view!!
    I have a major sweet tooth-so,yes my comfort food are sweets/chocolates/pastries!!

  3. The best part of a good dinner is the leftovers lunch the next day! Beautiful view!

  4. Thanks for the shout out! I had ice cream today too! You definitely need a treat for the soul every once in a while!

  5. It has been such a fantastic day today! I am so jealous of the picnic lunch. I guess it is important to treat our body once in a while cuz it’s all about balance!! Loving the vanilla ice cream.

  6. angiesappetite

    Thanks for all the great comments guys! Remember to enjoy a treat every once in a while and don’t feel guilty! Good night!

  7. That’s a great mentality about treats. I liked reading that–it really is about balance.
    When I’m stressed, I crave fruit for some reason.

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