Monday, November 19, 2012
Yesterday I ended up at Target. They have the seasonal stuff out in full force (as they had the day after Halloween and it was creeping in before that). I noticed that my favorite chip was now just a seasonal item. I noticed them being gone off the shelves a couple of years ago and I was sad. I love the cinnamon sugar tortillas. I picked up a bag. Not only did I pick it up, I had to go off course after getting everything else to go back to the back of the store to get them. I suppose I could have just left them in the store, but that's ok, at least it's only seasonal now and I'm not tempted all year long anymore.
After lunch (I got a microwave meal for lunch, sure salty, but good enough for 350 calories) I decided to have some chips. I had them out of the bag. I was satisfied after only a few. This is new. Usually when I eat out of the bag, I need to eat a ton to be satisfied, but I only needed a handful to be happy with my decision.
Of course, the bag did not last the day when my husband helped me and both the kids wanted some too. I did not only have them after lunch. I had some later in the day, then helped my husband finish them off later. Now that's the issue. When the husband is eating something, then I'm more likely to eat whatever he's eating and likely to have more of it too, like it's a competition to see who is going to get the most. I still didn't have a ton over the course of the day, I did stop earlier than I may have even 6 months ago. I think I'm starting to gain control of my food emotions better this week. That being said, chips are not my enemy, candy still is.
We dipped pretzels too and I had a few at the end of the day, that did start a trigger moment, but it fortunately passed quickly. We just did the small pretzels, not the rods.
On our tree are candy canes (50 calories a piece, I looked at the box before the kids hanged them). I haven't had one yet. I plan on eventually having one, but hard candy does not trigger me like soft ones do. Hard candy lasts longer.
Despite all the sweets in the house, I feel much calmer than I did at the beginning of the week. It looks like I'm back down 3 pounds from this last gain, at least I'm able to kinda maintain for now. It's amazing the difference 5 pounds makes in a pair of jeans.
I suppose having a ton of fruit in the hose really helps the cravings and is lower in calories! I'm feeling more in control again already just a week into the challenge.
Now starts the kids off from school for a week. The husband only works 3 days. Now those will be challenges for me. I don't do anything as well when people are watching me and asking for attention all day. Hopefully I can go for a walk with the kids in the park today and tomorrow they'll be patient enough while we're all GeoCaching with my mother.