Saturday, September 22, 2012
While I've been off on medical leave my biggest worry was resisting the temptation of overeating out of boredom. So I loaded up on tools to help me out.
1 - SUGARFREE GUM It helps quench the need to chew when I want to eat out of boredom. I keep a pack in the car to chew during my sons many trips thru the McDonalds drive-thru(chocolate dip cones and chicken nuggets still call my name).
2 - REFILLABLE MUGS FOR WATER If my stomach is full of water I'm less likely to be tempted to eat. I fill a 3-cup mug with ice water for around the house that is always by my side. Then I have a smaller mug that I take in the car and to the gym.
3 - NEW FAMILY RULE If my family must have junk food in the house they must keep it out of my sight. Out of sight out of mind usually works for me. Even though I know my son has a stash of pop tarts and other goodies is his room He has no problem reminding me that I do not need to eat his junk and that he is doing it for my own good. I'm not sure where my husband keeps his stash but I don't want to know.
These tools have helped me stay on track so far. But yesterday I received some cookie dough that I had bought a while ago from a fundraiser from a friend of mine (the mom that I carpool with). My son asked why I bought it when I picked up his friend and I told him it was before I cracked down on what I was eating. I took the cookie dogh home and put it directly in the freezer. I know someday I will need to bake those cookies but they will need to wait til my willpower is stronger. I don't think I can resist the smell of fresh baked cookies without attacking them when they come out of the oven and of course I'd need a big glass of milk to go with them. Just the thought makes me salivate!