Where Does It Come From? What Does It Want?

That’s it!  I just passed a recipe for a triple chocolate brownie and decided that I need to take a break from the reader and write!  I was trying to figure out what in the world I would write about today.  I have been wanting to write more than my usual “Workout and Word of the Day,” but these days inspiration has been slightly fleeting.  I am glad I found some inspiration in the midst of my frustration and cravings!

I woke up wanting a grande iced blonde americano with white chocolate, but settled for some home made drip Kona coffee with stevia and almond milk.  As I sat down with my cuppa, it felt like I was seeing nothing but delicious recipes.  Before that it was extra creamy berry cheesecake, extra crispy garlic french fries, and the first post I clicked on was a recipe for an almond lemon pound cake  that also had a coffee cake topping and looked absolutely delicious.  I even found myself trying to memorize the ingredients for today’s grocery trip.

I honestly do not usually put much thought and attention into recipe posts.  I glean by them and  go on with my life unless I am searching for a specific recipe.  It is safe to say that I have a case of the cravings today, but I am drinking extra water and it seems like it is already helping.  I also have plans to go outside and do some gardening / yard work.

Life has been a little less convenient lately and it has been a true blessing.  It has given me the time and space to think and assess my usual patterns and behaviors.  I think I have learned that in the past I was eating out of boredom.  I have always known that I am prone to emotional eating, but eating out of boredom is equal, but slightly different.  It means that I need some hobbies and to find things to do instead of reaching a point of boredom.

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I also realized that my boredom is not true boredom.  It comes from being overwhelmed by all the things I could and should be doing, but not knowing where to start.  So, I will drink water and start at the beginning with the most important thing and go from there.

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How do you deal with cravings and boredom?  Please comment below to share your tips and tricks!

❤ Alana




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