Saturday, January 11, 2014
The Holidays are over. How did you do? I managed to eat my way through them and put on 6 pounds. Now I am that much farther away from my goal, which was only 5 pounds away.
How did it happen? I remember the tricky message my brain was sending out...it`s only a couple cookies, chocolate covered cherries, pie, ect. It won`t hurt you. It`s a special time, how often do you spend time with all these people altogether?...... Everybody else is eating it......
And the worst part is I KNOW BETTER! I read all the Spark articles on holiday behavior, and it even ran through my mind while I was eating all that stuff. But my other, evil self convinced me otherwise.
Since the beginning of the New Year, I have been watching myself carefully. I have been noticing when I would snack unnecessarily and what I would eat during the day. BINGO! I`m paying attention again! Six Oreo cookies is NOT a power breakfast! Three gingerbread men and 2 coconut cookies is not a healthy snack. And more Oreos at bedtime doesn`t help me sleep better!
Good sense pushed it`s way back into my head and I have been having whole grains for breakfast, a sensible lunch, like home made veggie soup, and supper is a small bit of meat with lots of veggies as a side. Snacks are fruit or a cheese stick. I was snacking 4 times a day. Now it`s once when I need to.
The nightime snacking I have noticed is the biggest problem. But I also discovered that the healthier I eat during the day, the less I need to eat after dinner and before bed. It has been a week with no night time eating for me, and I haven`t missed it at all.
I have found new and healthier foods to keep in the house, and I won`t be buying those Oreos that were at such a terrific sale price again.
I have probably told you stuff that you have heard before and already knew, and it`s maybe something that you already do. I heard it and knew it too. But untill it really sinks in and hits home, it all was just words to me.
Here`s to a new and more enlightened year!