This Is A Test
Friday, November 14, 2014
I am home alone with a house full of junk food. Hubby has gone for the weekend. He was a dear and hired someone to drive him to the airport because big city driving is one of my least favorite things these days -- although today there was not fog like there was the last time I drove to the Tampa airport. I did get up after 4 hours of sleep to say goodbye to him and could not get back to sleep. So I know I am in a high-risk situation: fatigue, junk food, lots of unscheduled hours. Kids will be here later, but I'm alone with the food now. But I can do this!!!
I packed up the leftover Halloween candy and put it in his dresser where I won't see it. But you would not believe all the calorie-dense food in this house. I will deal with the gallons and gallons of ice cream, the BBQ, potato salad, crackers, cheese, cookies, nuts, bacon, rolls, bread, granola, sweetened cereals, crunchy and smooth peanut butter, chocolate syrup, waffles, maple syrup, garlic cheese bread, etc. At least the pies are frozen.
I have lots of fresh vegetables and fruits in the house: tomato, beets, onions, 3 color bell peppers, celery, carrots,broccoli, cauliflower, stir-fry mix, spinach, green beans, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, tangerines, apples, bananas and more. I'm going to make sure they are most visible on the counters and in the front of the refrigerator. I'm going to throw out the half of the Halloween pumpkin that I roasted slightly sweetened for the kids. They didn't want it; they wanted pie. Oh, well, I tried. The half I did plain is delicious and I've already eaten all the roasted seeds.
This is a test. Right now I've eaten approximately 400 calories and have 1100 calories left for the day. I need to plan my eating for the rest of the day and then stick to the plan. You know. Like I learned from Beck: NO CHOICE. Much better to make the choices ahead of time when I'm not hungry or face to face with a calorie-dense food I want. No CHOICE. I can do it!!!