As some of you may remember, I made a shepherd's pie yesterday. Cleaning out the fridge, I cooked and mashed turnip, which I like but Peter doesn't, to have with it.
Turns out the weather was good today, so he decided to take the Sprite to the car show which is held in town every Thursday during the summer. They get as many as 380 cars each week. He took some snacks with him, and will probably eat a small supper when he gets home around 9.
I didn't want to eat that late, so dished up my supper around 6. It looked so good! Definitely a comfort food, and delicious. Surprise, surprise, I ate only half of it, then put the rest back. I took a long look at the rest of the mashed turnip, telling myself that it was a vegetable, so it would be okay to eat it. Instead, I put it in a zip-lock container for another time.
Before SP, I would have eaten the whole plateful, and possibly gone back for a small second helping, kidding myself that because I wasn't having dessert, I could have more of the main... but chances are, I would have had dessert later anyway.
Can it be that after 3 1/2 years I'm actually starting to "get it"? Whoever it was who said that it takes 3 months to break a habit and make a new one certainly doesn't know me. My body (and mind?) is hanging onto every ounce it can, and making me work really hard to get down to a healthy weight.
Some of my Spark Friends have complimented me on my healthy food choices, and how well organized I seem; but believe me, it's a hard-fought battle. Eating too much healthy food is still eating too much food. I joined the "calories-in, calories-out" team challenge on the Calling All Canadians team in June, and find that it helps. I'm also checking my carbs, fats and protein mid-afternoon, and planning my food for the rest of the day carefully to get as close as I can to the 50/30/20 ratio recommended by SP.
Biggest challenges, still, are drinking 8 glasses of water each day, and ST at least 4x/week. I'm working hard to get those goals to become good habits.
Thanks for reading,