Saturday, August 02, 2014
I'm irritated because my weight has been stuck for a week. I have been being more disciplined in my eating, but apparently not disciplined enough. It's tempting to think of starting a no-carb diet or something similarly harsh, but I know that's not the way to do things.
I still think that nighttime is the bad time for me. I've been trying this week to make my desserts low calorie and filling. But I also still find myself thinking of eating at the end of the workday as a sort of reward. I'm tired of working on spreadsheets; I'm worn out from work tasks; I bored out of my mind with my current reporting -- therefore I deserve to eat a lot of food? Nope. I know this is not good.
So today I've been trying to think of ways to reward myself (again) that are not food related. And I really need to find another location for myself when I get home in the afternoons - a spot that is not the couch in front of the TV. The TV/couch combination has become a trigger for me. I want to eat while I am there. This is a habit that needs breaking. I need to reward myself at the end of the day with:
*Language study - I enjoy this, and I don't find the time for it enough.
*Playing with my cats - They deserve my time, too.
*Cleaning the house - I do enjoy this, and it would leave my weekends more free.
*Listening to music in the basement where I can dance without being seen.
*Prepping for vacation!
So - I'm doing a little better, but I'm challenging myself to do more.
Thank you for your inspiration, fellow Sparklers!