Day three in the books....two smiley stickers afixed to day planner. One for an hour of zumba last night...and one of course for my superior eating skills that I displayed yesterday. Onwards and upwards...working on day four. (days 5, 6 and 7 will be difficult as I'll be off work on some vacation days with my husband as we celebrate his birthday...but I'm going to perservere!)
Cheating........yes I'm a closet eater. I admit it. When I'm home alone, I tend to lose control and eat. Because if no one is there....well...you get the point. I think part of my problems stem from the fact that when I'm on my own for dinner, I tend to 'nibble' or snack. I don't have a set dinner. So I'm not mentally feeling like I'm getting a real meal. I do better when I have something like a grilled cheese and tomato soup. Fat free turkey dogs...another. I feel like I'm getting a meal. Weird I know. (and yes....sodium city...but that's not the issue for this blog). So yes, I know that problem and I can do stuff to combat it. But actual cheating.....I don't believe in that word. I don't taboo anything. If i want pizza...I eat pizza...if I want something high caloric or high fat...I eat it. Historically speaking, I would try to eat the high foods after a full day of manual labor in the yard....or after a super charged workout. OR for my 'splurge' meal. By doing so...I never really had foods that I considered a cheat. I allowed it. I just worked it into my eating schedule and budget. So no cheating. EVERYTHING is allowed. Moderation.....and budgeting is the key. Ohhh yeah, and actually REALLY knowing if it's something you want. I don't waste that 'splurge' budget on something that I REALLy don't want.