I seem to be having a bit (a lot) of food fail, yesterday and today. I have food, plenty of it, but I don't have much around that I want
to eat. And if I get distracted I'll rapidly shift from "slightly hungry" in to "I'm not hungry and I don't know what I want to eat (and
I don't deserve food)." Today I managed to blow past both of those and raced into "I may be hungry because I feel like I'm going to fall over because I can't get off the floor now" before I asked D to help me. Needed food, something fast (hummus and brie and unsalted cashews, please), and something I could easily eat. D handed me a tray with the whole wheel of brie on it and a knife and I had to beg him to slice it up for me. I was that far gone. I haven't been that bad in a long time, which is a good thing, I guess. I'm trying to back off being so rigid about what I can and won't eat, because I have concerns that my original compulsive overeating ("Feel empty inside? Eat everything
!") turned into orthorexia ("Only these few things or nothing!") with this latest bout of weight loss. So now some days I eat the pizza. Some days I eat the biscuit. The rest of the time I have my low-carb tortillas (Mission brand whole wheat, that tastes and feels like a real goddamned [flour] tortilla instead of grainy flat sadness).
Yesterday's physical therapy is today's muscle soreness. ("Hello DOMS!") My left arm is the weak injured one, but they have me doing exercises with both arms because it helps my brain re-learn how to do things better with the weak side if I'm doing the same thing with my uninjured side. So my right arm is complaining the loudest about the lateral extensions I did yesterday and the rest of my body feels achy and sore. Brain is foggy too, probably because I also didn't eat enough last night for dinner after falling partway into that weird fractal "can't stop, won't stop" mindset yesterday and I had fuck-all for lunch today. I got to take my full break at 1:20 but I had to eat my meal-in-a-bar about an hour before that when I was starting to spin from really hungry
back into not-hungry
while there were still patients in the office.
Today I came home and D suggested I might be able to find something to get rid of in the kitchen plastics box he'd already half-emptied. I managed to pull out three items before I needed to sit down. If I'd tried to keep going I think I probably would have spun up into full Everything's Filthy And I Am Too
mode but luckily I was actually too damn tired to go there. So I only pulled four things today.
First was a basic green plastic ice cream scoop. I have quite a few scoops because I'm still searching for the platonic ideal of ice cream scoops. (They make low-carb ice cream, so I do need one occasionally.) The closest one I've come across is from Ikea, and I have one that's a pretty close second. This plastic one has been randomly in our stuff for a long ass time and something is telling me a drug rep brought it with ice cream to our office years ago. It came home with me when we moved the office in 2014, I think because I was hoping D's gaming club could use it when they do their ice cream social night at the main con. Of course it never made it there. Go-Away Box.
Second was a plastic jar lid, clean. If I looked at it harder I could probably tell what food item it had capped a jar of, but right now thinking is hard
. Recycling bin.
Third was a Mrs. Claus dish brush that was a stocking stuffer four(?) years ago. It has a face on it and the white bristles are supposed to be the hair. Its packaging made it seem like it was wearing a dress, and I didn't want to deprive Mrs. Claus of her dress. Therefore it stayed on the brush until last August. And I still didn't use it because I knew the face would get scraped up and it would be like I was beating someone up. No more dishware with screened on faces. Go-Away Box.
Fourth was a clear plastic serving bowl that came from a catered lunch at work, cracked halfway through. I like keeping stuff like that around because "what if I got invited to a party and was told to bring some food item and I didn't want to use a nice serving thing because what if it got broken? I'd be sad." First, invites are few. Second, I bring hummus and brie, which mostly have their own containers. Third, what good is a thing if it never gets used for its intended purpose? My house should not be a museum of unused items like my grandmother's house was. I shouldn't save things for a special occasion that never happens because I don't deserve to use nice things myself. I shouldn't worry that they might get broken. Recycling bin.