Sunday, March 10, 2013
So I have missed a few days of writing. Chalk it up to being really tired. This is what I have learned so far.
My triggers are stress, hormones, and boredom. My go to sweet food: peanut butter with chocolate chips. I always have peanut butter in the house. Sometimes I have it with honey if there are no chocolate chips. I also like mixed drinks if there is nothing sweet to eat. Also, shopping is one of the worst times for me especially if I am alone. Today I made it through two stores without buying food. It was stressful wanting to give in to the crave and choosing not to. I think that is why now, I want something more than ever. I shared this with my husband so he took me out for mini date over tea. I love him for that.
I think my success will be in sharing my struggles with my husband. I have not done this in the past. I did not want to seem weak to him.
I think I need to find an alternative. Unfortunately, I really do not like much fruit. I never have and I do not want to eat it at night. When it is cold, I want something warm, not cold. I need to check the website for warm and healthy deserts.
I am also trying to refocus my thinking when I am craving sweets. I am starting to do 4 exercises when I am fixated on food. I have tried it once and it worked. It is a two part goal; stop caving to sweets and get a firmer body!
I have not cut out sugar completely, but I have cut it out a lot. I do feel that the cravings are less but as my stress is changing due to a busier schedule than I want and I have a mammo tomorrow, I am wanting sweets tonight.
So, again, I need to go to bed to avoid giving in.