Thanks, friends, for chiming in and trying to help out. I appreciate your time to do so.
Oh heck no, I don't want to eat a hamburger, or tuna!
I have been taking vegetarian vitamins for several months so I am good with that. I used to eat lunch between 12 - 1p, and then dinner was done by 6pm. I've been eating this way for years, always lucky to have a job where I got off early enough at night to eat by usually 6:15p or so. But, with this new job, I don't get off until 7pm usually, and don't get home until 7:30. Right now I am staying with my mother and she tries to have something for me to eat usually. But when she can't, I don't waste time cooking and end up with soup a lot - since it's winter especially, and I am not eating till nearly 8pm.
I feel cold sometimes throughout the day. I thought maybe it was, well, because it is cold here in Chicago, and I work in a lab now and the floors are tiled concrete of course and i sit by the door. But I think it's more than that.
At my job I do work 8 1/2 hrs, and I get a lunch and 2 paid breaks. Plus, they're real lenient, and they let us snack and chatter away when there's no work to do, regardless if it's break time or not. Also, they know I battle low blood sugar and they let me take time to snack or drink juice when I have to.
I guess I am just going to have to work this out somehow. Maybe eat more sugary fruits too like oranges, bananas, and stuff like that and add protein maybe. Yep, been craving way more carbs than usual come to think of it. Things like potatoe chips, bread, etc. What do you think? Another problem is I don't want to come home and eat a huge meal at 8pm and then go to bed less than 3 hours later on a bunch of food (yep, me one of those that must have nearly 8 hrs sleep!). I've been thinking of trying to eat larger lunches instead - which now my lunch is at 2 - 2:30pm instead of Noonish, and maybe have a smaller dinner when I get home of mostly veggies and a lighter protein.
Maybe I am just in a panic because I have been lucky thus far and never really had a lot of meat cravings or rather nothing ever so bad it made me feel ashamed as it does now.
Lucky for me, my insurance kicks in after 30 days, so January 1. If the cravings and the feeling of being cold doesn't subside by then, I am going to the doc for one of those blood tests to check vitamins and minerals. It might be a good idea. In the meantime, I will continue to fight off meat cravings and eat peanut or something instead! LOL!
Yeah, the Amy's is a good idea. I love their lasagnas and stuff too. I had been taking some micowavable stuff, but it's been things more off the shelf and full of carbs instead, like noodles items.
Thanks for posting!!