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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Maybe even 6 and a half minutes if no one is watching. I'm playing hooky from our workplace Monthly Birthday Bash. Since my problems with a coworker, I'm being generally antisocial and taking a break on my own. Taking care of numero uno, like it ought to be.

I've managed to get back on track with cutting back snacks. Hopefully, eventually I will barely snack at all. But I have cut back drastically. Yesterday was True Confessions with the cashews addiction and eating while I cook. I am stopping those. Putting the info out there was a way to make them more real to myself.

I used to take 1/4 cup of mixed nuts for a morning snack. Sometimes also 2 crackers and a tablespoon of almond butter. What was I thinking? Now I have just 2 tablespoons of walnuts as my morning snack. I eat breakfast at 6 am, and lunch at 12:30, so I thought I needed 2 snacks. I started bringing a bag of raw veggies and eating them instead, and now I am used to just the one snack. Sometimes I have an apple, too. A small apple.

I am having a Vega chocolate shake as an afternoon snack because it helps energize me and get me through the evening. That way I can just have raw veggies late in the afternoon if I get hungry and not want to eat everything in sight. DH does not get home until 7, and we eat later, so I need to fortify myself against the snack temptation. I have to review the calories of this shake again and maybe cut down on the size.

DH is in Ohio (we live in NY) on a business trip. So I am on my own this week. Feels strange being on my own. Not as much cooking, though. I had my Eggless Tofu Egg Salad a couple of times for lunch and dinner.

Well, 5 minutes extended itself to 10 or 12 minutes, but they are all in there, still eating cake. Bon appetit, I say, or to quote Marie Antoinette, "Let THEM eat cake!" (My emphasis on THEM).

Tonight, I am going to do some Spark exercise, and maybe even walk. Have a lovely evening, Spark Friends!
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    Let them eat cake, indeed!

    I try to eat until I'm not totally full (Hari Hashi Boo!) but reallly ARE full. Then later, if I am peckish, I have a little more of my healthy meal. That's the ideal, anyway, haha!

    gall Plan co-leader
    98 days ago
    Awesome Sue! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    100 days ago
  • SPICY23
    emoticon Don't give them the steam off your ... ... uhem ... face reddens, coughs politely
    well... more power to you emoticon

    emoticon Peace and Care
    101 days ago
    Oh, I am with you 100%. I cannot snack very well but if I do, I am with you, I eat a small apple I love those it is a treat. The plan I love to follow and I do the best with only allows three walnut halves in the morning. I can definitely get carried away with nuts. They taste so good OK got a run
    101 days ago
    OH you are doing well! That's awesome that you just made yourself a priority and played hooky from the birthday bash. Good job.

    101 days ago
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