Friday, May 10, 2013
I haven't posted in a while. I'm still pretty new to the blogging thing, but I think it's really helpful. I've been doing pretty good. These last few pounds are -s l o w l y- coming off. I currently weigh 133 and would like to be between 120-125 and just stay there- forever. So here are my questions.
1) What do you do when you start to have urges, cravings, longings, etc to just "forget it" and eat whatever you want?
2) What do you do to "clean up" yourself afterwards if you do give in?
Here's my story. Last night, I think I let myself get too hungry before dinner. My family was scattered around at different places so we had what we like to call Whatever Night. That means that I don't cook a big family dinner and the kids can have what they want- like grilled cheese or hamburgers- not junk. I had gone for a run that afternoon and so I was really hungry at dinner. I cooked myself some chicken and kale chips (an entire bunch of kale to be exact). I had some guacamole and pico on the side. It was good, but I was still hungry. I grabbed some granola (which I love as much as junk food) and then grabbed a little more and a little more. I also had a few (several) spoonfuls of almond butter that I made this week. I don't think I should make almond butter anymore. I can't resist it. It speaks to my soul. Amen. After several more trips to the kitchen, I remembered the banana bread. I had already failed my "diet" for the night, so what the heck? I finished that off. I also took one bite of a fun sized Snickers. It didn't taste like I remembered (good thing), so I threw the rest away. Then, I had these feelings when I was going to bed of guilt, but also freedom. I started thinking "I'm 'off' for the weekend, what can eat?!" I wanted to plan a feast for the weekend, but I didn't feel so good about it. I ended up finally going to sleep and not sleeping well at all which is unusal for me.
This morning, I am restaring. My tummy doesn't feel right and I'm gassy -sorry TMI, but that's what eating like that does. Is there some type of detox I can do to help me get back on track with fruits and veggies? I'm looking for something natural. Right this moment, my cravings are gone. I had my regular healthy breakfast and I want to be healthy, thin and strong.
PLEASE offer any advice you have. I'm so thankful for SparkPeople and especially Spark Friends! Thanks for reading!