Monday, January 21, 2013
When Simba slowly started to go downhill, I told my husband something had to give. It wouldn't be healthy eating, exercising, or the time I spent on the animals. That left the house.
So yesterday I took a good look around my very messy kitchen. What did I see?
Home made gluten free cookies
Home made gluten free brownies
An unopened chocolate bar
A few granola type bars left over from our trip to Vegas (over a month ago!)
A jar of peanut butter
Today my kitchen is a bit less messy & the gluten free brownies are the only food item still on the counter.
I wasn't setting myself up for success. Most of that stuff had been there for weeks (obviously) & had remained untouched . . . but when there's peanut butter on the counter all of the sudden I want peanut butter on everything. And when I get hungry & want a quick fix it's all too easy to reach for those cookies.
In addition I'm trying to ease myself away from sweet snacks. Most of this stuff is relatively healthy & fine in moderation, but the more sweets you eat the more sweets you want. Since we're having a true arctic blast the next few days, I'm planning on making some soup tomorrow (gotta go food shopping today & don't have all the ingredients I need).
Today I'll turn to one of Amy's spinach pockets, but since I'm also working on portion sizes I won't eat the whole thing & I'll have some baby carrots with it . . . now that I no longer have to share them with Simba. Every once in a while I give the dogs a baby carrot & it's so funny how they carry it away whole to chomp on somewhere privately.
As for Simba, every day it really does get a little better. I still miss him so very much . . . I have so much more free time on my hands now, despite still having 3 animals, but I'd trade it all to have him here with me if only he weren't suffering.
So what's on your counter?