Today I joined the Sweet Tooth Challenge. The first step was to take a quiz to find out how much of a sweet tooth I had. The questions were funny to me--How often do you think about sweets? And I think Once a Day was the most frequent answer. The others were like once a week, once a month, never. I must be living amongst a bunch of sugar obsessed people, because no one I know only *thinks* about sweets once a week, much less the other answers. :) I guess we're all sugar obsessed and that is my excuse for being so too. :) So anyway, of course the quiz said that I have a *serious* sweet tooth. Duh.
So the next step was to journal why and when I want sweets. So Voila, here I am, being a good little SPer. :) I think in general I want sweets when I'm really hungry, or stressed--I get into a mode where I just give up and want a donut. This happens a lot. I think it is my go-to stress relief, which probably needs to change. I guess that's what this challenge is about. Anyway.....I will still journal for a week like it tells me to, since I might be surprised about my sweet tooth. I doubt it though, because I've been dealing with it my whole life.
So today is not over, however, I will still journal now since I have free time. I recommitted to SP early this morning (I was awake at 4am which I am sure will catch up with me), so today so far I have been pretty strong in my dedication to trying to eat healthy. However, I did go to Target for a mini grocery run and felt the urge to grab some desserts. I didn't--but I have to go back tomorrow for my main grocery run and we'll see how it goes. I was then a bit hungry (because my food intake was lower, though not crazy lower, than normal) and a bit stressed (due to life) and really felt the urge to 'cheat' on the way home. Since I had just gotten zucchini at the store to make a new recipe, I didn't cheat. I had Zuccini Parmesan and some light string cheese and some Diet Coke (I know, it's horrible for me). It actually made me anxious to *not* eat crap--I think because it is such an ingrained part of my day and how I deal with stress. That was interesting.
But I survived. I'm still munching on the cheese and Diet Coke and soon I will be busy with my girls' dinner. I am still a bit hungry though, but I think I need to relearn how to be OK with being a little hungry. I'll be having dinner in an hour or so, so I shouldn't be full before that. But I'm used to being full all the time now--and being hungry makes me want lots of sugar/fat/salt. Plus, this is my first day counting calories in a long time so of course I'm hungry. I'm sure my stomach will shrink and my mind will get used to eating less or eating healthier. I have a lot to work on in terms of adjusting my diet and adding in more produce. I keep trying, but it's hard! :)
That's all for now!
To begin, begin.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga
| current weight: 137.0