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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.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/3/2013 4:38PM

    Rice Krispies are one of the only cereals I ever liked. I quit cereal and I refuse to have them in the house now. LOL. Crackers are one of my weaknesses. I love them and can resist all kind of things but I love cheese and I want it with crackers.

I'm fixing brown rice too today. Good luck on the weight loss.

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ISAYWHIPIT 2/1/2013 5:28AM

    You are not alone, you are human. There is not one person on this site who can say they eat perfectly 100% of the time. You took a giant step in the right direction, you stopped and realized before it got out of control. Be proud of that, let it fuel your motivation to do better and succeed. Throw a bowl of that chili in the freezer for the next time you are in a hurry, and move on. Change of this magnitude does not happen overnight, in a week, or even months. With patience and perseverance you will change. BELIEVE!

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