Thursday, March 20, 2014
Eating cleaner and less food (and junk!) has been something of a struggle for me this week. But with God's grace I have chosen not to give in to most cravings, or make substitutions that, while not perfect, are better than what I've actually been craving. I know that if I allow Him to continue to help me, this struggle will be a thing of the distant past. Permanently. I'm taking it one day at a time.
Today I don't know that I ate enough proteins, and I may have eaten too many carbs (but I really don't think so...), but I did better on sweets today too. Two Nature's Valley breakfast biscuits, blueberry. And I don't mean two packages; I mean two biscuits. That was AWESOME for me. I was starving. And out. And busy. So I opened a package, ate two biscuits very slowly while I was driving, and tucked the remainder away in a drawer when I got home so that I could have a lunch of sautéed cabbage and grilled chicken. My husband, of course, walked in with a burrito from a restaurant for me, and I graciously had a few bites, but I then pushed my plate over to him, telling him I knew he was still hungry, and I resumed my healthier lunch.
Small victories, right? With God's grace, I WIN!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
This week I've been working on eating less, and on eating less sweets. It's been difficult but God has been helping me. Today, for example, the sugar demon was on me all day long! Late this morning I "caved" and ate a granola bar. This afternoon, I ate Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch. Some might say that I shouldn't have done either. But I look at both snacks as small victories because what I really wanted was cake and ice cream--way more sugar and way more fat. I may be creeping along, but I'm doing better for me.
And I just came back from an 8.5 mile bike ride. Woohoo!!
Monday, March 17, 2014
So just a few days before my birthday, I started trying to eat cleaner. But my birthday was coming, and I CELEBRATED. With food. I don't drink. I don't smoke. I don't do clubs. But I DO dessert. And there was plenty available to me. Then there was Spring Break. And out of town company. And my cousin's birthday--who came into town on her birthday. And I ate. And ate. And ate. Well, not a lot of overeating, but a lot of bad eating. And lot of late night eating.
So today, everybody's gone home, the kids are back in school, and I chose to do better. Right now it is 8:30pm where I am and I am really hungry but I am fighting it. The last thing I had today was a fruit and greek yogurt smoothie that I sipped on from about 6pm till about 7pm. While it was past my ideal eating time, I allowed myself this edible to keep myself from raiding the kitchen after 8pm.
I grilled a week's worth of food for my family today which should help me to eat cleaner this week. And my fridge is stocked with fresh veggies, some already cooked (including grilled asparagus, yum!), and some that I will eat raw. I have to at least try, right?
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Tonight I made shrimp scampi, steamed/sautéed broccolini, and garlic mashed potatoes for dinner. I took it easy on the mashed potatoes on my plate: maybe only 1/2 c. And I had no sour cream, so... I was STARVING when I finished eating dinner, but I'm tired of feeling lumpy. I also desperately wanted dessert. A rich one. But I peeled a small grapefruit instead. As tasty as it was, it may as well have been air because I was still starving. And now, three hours later, I am STILL starving and I STILL want chocolate. But the chocolate craving has at least slightly diminished. I'm going to try to go to sleep now. Let's see how this goes...
Monday, May 27, 2013
If you've read my other blogs, by now you know that I am both a sweets and a sale junkie. Well, yesterday I was severely tempted with both. I was in Target and they had the 39 oz. bag of Reese's Pieces on clearance for $6.28! That's like $0.30/bag for the regular-sized packages (like normal "candy bar size")! And they had, literally, like 50 bags! I paced in that candy aisle telling myself that this was a deal I COULD pass up. I know lots of people say "just walk away," or "just quote your mantra," but things are never that simple for me. I go through this extreme guilt about wasting money, especially if I end up buying the same thing or a substitute for a higher price because I had to go back and get it later anyway. Yes, I know that technically, I don't "have" to buy candy, but there are some of you who understand; you get me. The bottom line is I prevailed: yaaaaaaayyyyy!"
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