Saturday, March 23, 2013
I am so proud of myself. As I posted, I have not been doing well with food lately, and yesterday was no different. To be fair, the pizza was a margarita pizza and the snacking was on peanuts. But still not great. After having cold pizza for breakfast, I decided I wanted today to be different. I did two workout videos, I walked around town with my dad, I've walked up and down the stairs in his house so many times, and I had a fairly healthy lunch.
Then I got hungry. It was about 4:30 when I decided I needed something to eat, because I wouldn't make it to dinner. I didn't have many calories left and I really want to get as close to 5 vegetables today as I can (at this point, I'm just aiming for 5 fruits and vegetables, since even that is a struggle). So I went to the kitchen to find something to eat. I had seen the Cheese-Its and I wanted them so badly. I knew there were apples in the fridge, but Cheese-Its! So I stared at the cupboard for awhile, fighting between what I should do and what I wanted. Finally, I closed the cupboard, opened the fridge, and grabbed an apple.
Does it taste as good as Cheese-Its? No. But it's still pretty good. I feel better about myself now, I won't feel bloated later, and I certainly wasn't craving more apple when I finished, as I would with the Cheese-Its. I still want some, but I'm not hungry, so I won't have any. Maybe a different day, when I've gotten the fruits and veggies I need and have enough spare calories. Until then, I am so proud of myself for this decision. It may seem like a simple one, but I'm sure all of you know it's not. Self control is one of my biggest downfalls with food, and today I conquered it.