Confessions of an Evening Saboteur
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I don't know how it is that I manage to undo a whole day's worth of hard work in about 30 minutes every night.
For the past couple of days, I've had my at home version of Fruit and Maple Oatmeal for breakfast. I have had my Metamucil for extra fiber. I've drank my water. I have eaten salads for lunch. I gave in to soda, but only had one. I even had a 12oz can rather than the 20oz that I usually consume. My dinners have even been very reasonable.
Then it happens. The sweet cravings begin. Then I get all jittery like a junkie needing a fix. I try to ignore it, but it only gets worse. The next thing I know, I am knee deep in Golden Oreos and a glass of milk. At least it's 1% milk. Sometimes the Oreo fix is not enough, so I go grazing. It is utterly ridiculous. I know those added calories and carbs are really hindering my efforts.
This week I vowed to take a different approach. I vowed to make conscious decisions in regards to my meals and beverages. This has worked until the last couple of awake hours of my day. I guess my approach needs a little more tweaking. I am a 3-mealer that rarely incorporates snacks, but I realize that it is a must that I incorporate snacks. Evidently I am not getting full, so when I get hungry after dinner, I start to graze and give in to sweet cravings.
There is a fruit and veggie market in my building here at work, so I plan to pick up some fruit to snack on after dinner. Let's see how this works.