Friday, February 01, 2013
Before I started losing this weight, I would easily eat a whole bag of cookies, or candy, or pastries.
Now I tend to leave them at the store. If there are single serving sizes of those items, then I will allow myself a little treat occasionally, but I still know I can't buy the "value package" of any of those items. They may be the best price for the ounces, but when I just need a little something, I'll pay a little more for a lot less. I actually save myself money buying the one little package.
There are days that just don't go the right way and I start craving things I don't normally crave anymore. If I'm frustrated, it might be some pastry or fresh bread item. If I'm mad it's a box of candy. I'm bored, I may actually crave chips.
Fortunately they aren't lying around for me to easily have. If I did that, I'd never lose the weight. It's fine to have these items at special occasions, but not on a daily basis. I'd just gain the weight back if I had them all the time.
Today, because it's really cold (-13 F at the bus stop this morning!) I'm kind of craving cinnamon rolls. I probably could have them, but they'd have to be made from scratch and I don't know if I'm up to that much effort for a craving that will probably be gone by the time I'm done making them.
So, although some times I miss my cookies, it's usually a passing thought and is easily distracted by some other task. Those cookies can stay at the store or in their original ingredients in my pantry. I don't really need them nor do they bring me the pleasure I desire anyhow.
I'd rather do something that I can see the progress of instead of a momentary lapse in flavor.