Monday, September 26, 2011
Mondays are my weigh-in days. I get on the scale at the same time every morning, but it is Monday's weight that I write down, and Monday's weight that I report to various groups for accountability.
This morning I knew would be trouble--weighing every day means I can't really be taken by surprise. Nevertheless, this morning I stepped on the scale and saw a number in the tens digit that I haven't seen for awhile, and not in a good way. This is not a number I want to see. I am up 3.6 lbs from last Monday--OUCH!
I blame a number of factors for this debacle:
1) too much alcohol since Thursday-I've had social events where I've had glasses of wine 4 nights in a row.
2) too many carbs! I have been using my running as an excuse to refuel on carbs, but really, I don't need that many. It's not like I'm running a marathon. Sheesh.
3) too much eating out. Restaurant eating is so hard to keep under control, and difficult to track also.
So what am I going to do about it? Well, it shouldn't be too hard to eliminate 1 and 3. I don't need alcohol, and eating out is more expensive than I can afford anyway. (Of course, there's Happy Hour for work tonight, but maybe I can get away with just a glass of water.)
#2 is the harder challenge. Those carbs have been creeping back into my diet gradually. They are insidious and addictive. I skipped the piece of bread I normally have with my soup for lunch today and had an apple instead. Still carbs, but more complex. Dinnertime and afterward is harder for me.
The best thing for me is usually to stay busy in the evening--get out of the house, stay away from the TV, etc. But I can't afford to spend money doing that. My workouts are in the morning, but occasionally I can do a bike ride in the evening, walk the dog, etc. Other ideas? What do you do to keep from eating at night?