I hate Girl Scout Cookie Season. But you know, what's even more strange is I normally don't even particularly care for Girl Scout Cookies. However, I am finding it difficult to stay away from Thin Mints. I never liked Thin Mints, but it seems as though I crave them everyday. My mom always keeps them in the house during this time of year. I do not binge on them - I eat an actual serving. I still hate to waste calories on them and to feed my body junk food. Usually I wait until after dinner to eat my serving to ensure I have the calories left to do so. I ate them today for a MORNING snack
Thankfully there's only one sleeve of these cookies left in the house so they will be gone soon! I don't think I will eat anymore of them. I may just trash them altogether. I can't stand their presence any longer.
Tomorrow is the kid's St. Patrick's Day class party. I am the class mother so I arrange these parties for each holiday. Another difficult test: All of the cupcakes, cookies, etc. Ugh. I am not looking forward to it! I am baking cookies tonight with all the St. Patty's Day trimmings. Another parent is assigned to cupcake duty this time. I will be okay with the cookies, I think. I won't eat 'em! At the party tomorrow, I am sure the cupcakes will be calling my name
I think, with the teachers around, I will be able to stay away from them. The teachers never eat the baked goods...I can surely follow in their footsteps! (Watch, tomorrow they decide to eat them...I bet!)
I've been doing so well this month...So well, in fact, that I feel like I might be abstaining too much that it's causing some crazy cravings the past 2 days. I've been wanting red meat badly. I haven't had any in a very long time. Possibly 2 months, maybe? I've been filling up on veggies and fruit, mostly. I don't eat that much meat at all (when I do, it's very small portions of either chicken or tuna). I might need to boost the protein uptake to take care of cravings. I understand the way my body works now. Once my nutrients are met - macro and micro - cravings vanish. When I start to crave something, even baked goods, I know I am missing or lacking in something. I think I will have a decent sized, meat-based dinner tonight. I've been living off meal-sized salads with sides of vegetables for lunch and dinner for weeks...I love veggies, but I need some filling protein! I want to walk away from the meal feeling full and satisfied. The salads are just not cutting it anymore right now because I am over doing them. Every time I finish one, I walk away craving something else and it's driving me crazy and making me want to eat things like Thin Mints.
I'll be hitting the gym tonight if I can finish these cookies for the party in time. I hate to miss a workout for the sake of baking cookies....blah...But it's for the kids so it's important!
Time to get Leah ready for school....I'll update tomorrow after the party to document the damage...lol...Just kidding. I will be fine. Just gotta make sure I eat a great, protein filled dinner tonight!!