This week has been much better. I think I stressed myself out when I didn't have to change my habits but just kept track because I was noticing all the time I was eating sugar and wondering how in the world I was going to do this.
Tuesday I went to the grocery store to get lunch- I chose the salad bar and I put together a good salad that was very similar to the ones I've learned to make from here Spark. When it came to "sweet" side, nothing looked appetizing. I passed up the puddings, jellos, and cake. I went to the check out ( and if you read my message from week 1 challenge-this is where I have a panic attack) This time no sweat!
Another trigger was the work break room with all the free goodies. I made sure I loaded my draw with all different types of gum. Cinnamon seems to work the best at curving my sweet cravings. I bought flavored water. I make sure I have 32oz of plain water before I treat myself with the flavored water. I avoid even walking by the break room. That means I have to take the long way sometimes, but means more steps in my day.
I also spread my meals out through out the day. I eat part of my breakfast at home and bring the second part to work to eat as a snack which helps me get to lunch without starving. I eat the main part of lunch-not in the break room. I go elsewhere that way it keeps me away from what's in there, keeps me from being influenced by other people's lunches, and I get away from work so I can de stress for a few. I save my fruit as my afternoon snack and I have my gum as my 3 o'clock pick me up.
Today only had one sweet thing and I was satisfied. I am starting to believe that I can do this.
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