Friday, April 13, 2012
April is SUCH a hard month for me every year. There are 2 family birthday's plus Easter. In addition to my monthly commitment of moms night out, book club and this month a night out with a friend I see about once or twice a year. Anyway, that's a LOT of eating out, or just good eating. Traditionally it's always a hard month.
It started out rough the first ten days maybe, but when I stepped on the scale earlier this week and saw I'd gained 3lbs, WOAH, it was time to STOP! Of course, probably a pound or even two of that was water weight, and it was also that time of the month, however seeing 116 on the scale when I am normally 113.5, and NOT seeing 116 since, I don't KNOW when, gave me a shock! I knew I was pushing it more and more every week. For some reason I've been craving ice cream, and living in very close proximity to two of my favorite frozen custard stands is NOT good, lol.
I really got away from eating healthy when I was out, well, because I wanted to splurge. However, there are more and more cases where I'm ordering out or going out, in part because my husband has class 3 nights a week, and often I find a friend to hang out with. Anyway, I realized that I needed to curb the eating out AND the snacking at night unless it was something healthy. It's funny, the last two nights my snacks were; apples and fat-free caramel, and strawberries with cool whip and some kashi go-lean on top. The BEST snacks I've had in a WHILE. AND, they filled me up, and they satisfied me!! All the other chips and salsa, or cheese and crackers, or half of a chocolate bar, or whatever the cases were, none of it satisfied my cravings or usually filled me up much. :(
It's funny, when you eat to fufill a craving, I seem to notice it never works. But when I eat, just to eat and be full and be healthy, it seems to do the trick! So, I am so proud of myself that the last few nights I've been having these sorts of yummy, yet healthy snacks. And, this week I did not eat out so much, and when I did I got a healthy option. A step in the right direction to getting back on track. I also did some cleaning out of left over easter snacks people gave us, to just get it OUT of here. I feel bad throwing even a half a piece of danish away, however I did not need to eat it, so I know tossing it is sometimes the only way I can resist and be done with staring at it. I feel much better!
Tomorrow night I'm going out with one of my best friends from High school, to an award winning restaurant...I already checked online, they have cedar plank salmon- so that's what I'll get! I've got a few more lunches this week though, for birthdays and visits with friends...I'm going to try my best and eat healthy. I feel so much better when I do. I'm so happy I feel like I have my groove back!