An unexpectedly bad day - WHY?
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
I’m having a bad day today - foodwise - which I can’t really understand. I’ve been doing OK with food and exercise and was thinking yesterday that it’s getting easier to be judicious about what I put in my mouth. (See my last blog about having willpower - HUH!!)
I am committed to continuing this effort until I reach my goal and I guess we all hit bumps. Last night I woke up feeling ravenous – but also too sleepy to resist the call for food. I was in the kitchen before I knew it and made 2 ricecakes plus low-fat cream cheese with cucumber + Juice. Not bad in itself but I can’t remember the last time I had what my partner calls ‘a midnight feast’.
This morning I thought two things: Firstly - where do I enter those extra calories? If I set up an extra meal category ‘Midnight Feast’ I’ll be setting a precedent I don’t want to establish. So I’ll have to find somewhere. My second thought was: I must put it behind me and get on with a normal day. So – smallish but adequate breakfast – 1 egg spinach omelette(no fat in the pan - no cheese) and coffee. By mid-morning I was eating toast and marmite (3 slices I blush to admit) – and coffees (two). How does this happen when I’ve got so many well-moderated days behind me? STILL I have not established better habits properly. Scary! I know I can balance the calories out for the week but eating less doesn't seem to be an option right now.
Hey ho! Am now going for a walk in the sunshine by the sea – a long long walk and hoping to come back in better balance. I already feel better for letting it all out.
Where else could I say all this and know there would be acceptance?