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Getting home munchies!!!!! Who else out there falls into this trap????

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

I started the year off with a food journal. A little notebook that is small enough to go wherever I do and enough pages for me to write it all down for the year. I have been so good about it so far.

Yesterday was my first day back at work and I didn't fill in my book at the time, but I did after dinner and what I ate from the time I got home until 8:00 PM was ridiculous!!!!! I got into 6 items before dinner and they were bad, very bad. After I wrote it down, I looked at it and couldn't believe it. Have I been doing this every day when I get home from work? I didn't do this when I was off, so what is it about work?

What I realize when I am home I can graze and I have that journal sitting on the counter making me feel guilty when I make a bad choice. When I got home yesterday, the journal was out of sight in my work bag. No one or nothing to make me feel guilty. I also realize that I eat lunch at work and that is all, no snacks, no grazing. No wonder I feel like I am starving when I get home. So today I planned better, I brought a snack for about 3 PM and put an alert on my phone to take the journal out of the bag and set it on the counter when I get home!!!!!!! I hope I can do a lot better today.

Anyone else get the "get home munchies"? How do you combat it? I know I realized some stuff, but I would love some extra feedback and tips.
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  • JACKIEWALKS4FUN
    I did not see this. I think the notebook is a great idea. emoticon
    1288 days ago
  • HICKOK-HALEY
    Good for you. You will get there!!
    1437 days ago
  • SHRINK_U
    Snacking at work and the journal on the counter sounds like a great idea. So far this year I haven't given into munchies at home yet because I have emptied the fridge and pantry of things I'd normally fall victim to. Way to go!
    1466 days ago
  • CMITCHELL34
    Maybe keep healthy snacks for when you get home. Writing everything down is a good idea. I did so much better when I wrote everything down, and had planned meals and snacks.
    1472 days ago
  • BRANDI1809
    Great idea having the notebook. Now all you have to do is make sure you fill it in honestly.
    1473 days ago
  • LIZZYLAMBDIN
    Oh my gosh!! I am the same way. I get home and I get lazy...plop on the couch and munch. I like ur idea though to keep it accountable and the phone timer for a snack. Sounds like a great idea. :)
    1473 days ago
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