Friday, February 01, 2013
I have too much going on at once right now and it's disrupting my meal planning. Yesterday was terrible - I didn't have a lunch planned out and I was too busy with work to just drop everything and cook a nice meal, so I just ended up snacking ALL AFTERNOON. It was mostly healthy snacking, mind you, but it just never stopped. I had an entire plate of veg with 1/2 cup of my LF yogurt dressing, two big spoonfuls of natural peanut butter (a weakness...), some leftover vegetarian haggis from Burns Night, and here are the two bad things: a bowl of Rice Krispies (wtf?!) and three digestive-style crackers from our party last Saturday. I'm most annoyed by the last two because I'm really trying to cure myself of carby cravings. Rice Krispies are my downfall - I know they're not the worst cereal I could snack on, but I used to eat (ahem!) rather large bowls of RK when I had nothing else lined up in the middle of the day. And the crackers? I'm just annoyed that I made it through a big alcohol-fueled social engagement without having a single cracker, yet I tuck into THREE the following Thursday afternoon. WHY?!! Because I thought I was in the clear, that's why.
One of my biggest downfalls, and I KNOW this is very common, is to think that since I've lost a few pounds now, I'm doing just great and I can go back to eating whatever the hell I want all the time. Haha...not so! My dad always loved to say that "the price of freedom is eternal vigilance." WELL, POPS...apparently that's also the price of a slender body!
And don't even get me started on my two large glasses of wine at night. I LOVE MY WINE! WHY CAN'T I JUST HAVE ALL THE WINE I WANT AND STILL LOSE WEIGHT???
ANYWAY...the upshot of this story is that, after having lost 13 pounds (nearly a stone!), I'm back to 11lbs down. Yes, I know this isn't the end of the world, but I hate having to scratch myself out of a hole. However, that's exactly what I'm going to do. I made a lovely turkey chili from the SP Cookbook last night and there's plenty left over, so I'm going to pop some brown rice in the rice cooker and come lunchtime today, I will be ready to have ONE sensible meal, rather than a zillion different small things that add up to one big guilt trip and two extra pounds.