Eating Habits: a Confessional

wpid-20150422_194609-1.jpgI’m in okay shape. I eat fairly healthy, decent food most of the time, and I don’t deny myself anything. But every odd-numbered year, in January through May, my job sucks. I can’t take vacation, I work late, my work load doubles to triples, and I end up eating dinner at 10 or 11 o’clock at night. Consequently, I end up eating really weird things.

Like a plate of sodium …

wpid-20150420_224128.jpgKalamata olives, marinated mushrooms, pepperoncini, aged cheese, cured meats, pickles … nothing overtly unhealthy, but taken together my typically low blood-pressure might tick up a notch.

Or I eat things that make sleeping unlikely, or less likely, or riddled with bizarre dreams …

wpid-20150423_220446.jpgMore kalamata olives, taquitos, and Whataburger’s jalapẽno ranch (which amazingly has no msg so I can eat as much as I want!).

So clearly I have some stress-eating issues. No, I don’t eat more than normal, but I eat a lot worse than normal. I also eat a lot of potato chips, tortilla chips, nuts … anything salty and crunchy.

I cannot wait for June! The suits go home and I get to take vacation! And eat normally again!

What is it about stress that changes a person’s eating habits???!!!

20 thoughts on “Eating Habits: a Confessional

    1. Totally agree with this & it’s usually my policy. Except during the legislative session, which always sends me into mild panic for 5 months and everything goes out the window. Bah!

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  1. lol cheese olives and crackers is an incredibly common dinner for me, stress or no. it’s the food of the gods! good luck with the stress and schedule nonsense tho – hopefully it calms down soon!

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