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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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    I did not see this. I think the notebook is a great idea. emoticon
    1288 days ago
    Good for you. You will get there!!
    1437 days ago
    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
    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
    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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