Thursday, May 02, 2013
May 1 was the first day in at least two or three weeks that I avoided late night eating. I stayed away from the crackers---and everything else too.
I think it really helped to blurt out my confession here and to read all of the very helpful responses I got. I ate dinner just slightly later in the day and had some hummus as an added calorie item (less than 100 calories). As the time neared when I would ordinarily succumb to the lure of mindless eating, I simply waited it out. I read. I Sparked a bit.
I spent some quality time with the Water-Pik.
Woke up feeling radiantly self-rightous and expecting to have shed 5 or 10 pounds overnight. No, that did not happen but I felt that at least I had done everything in my power to maintain my food program, my exercise and fitness program, and remain only slightly mad. And so tonight, once more unto the breach my friends.
When I started Sparking very seriously two years ago this would have struck me as a non-problem. I am grateful to Spark People for helping me to take on the wonderful world of exercise, of food tracking, and of food decisions. I rarely eat at restaurants and I've moved from a 3X who was starting to purchase a new 4 and 5 X wardrobe to somebody who wears L or XL, or 14-16-18.
If I can do all that, I will not permit crackers to be my Waterloo!
May 2nd: Another pure, clean night without crackers! I asked Mr Greasy Joan to block me if I attempted to enter the kitchen, but I managed to get to bed with a book and not.one.cracker. or really not.one.anything except the miniscule amount of calories in the miniscule amount of toothpaste that one ingests.
3 days without crackers!
May 4: Another day without crackers under my belt. Or crackers in my stomach!