Thursday, October 21, 2010

cheating

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. 

8 comments:

Hallie said...

I think your sticker thing is so fun and glad it's very starry :-) You probably already know that tomato soup is awesome for controlling appetite. And I love tomato soup so I really need to incorporate more in my life, especially as fall comes on.

spunkysuzi said...

Stay strong!! I know you can do it :)

Debbie said...

Hey I like the sticker thing. I am going to get me some sticker when I go to Walmart. You are doing great..

bbubblyb said...

I am that way to, nothing is off limits, well except the candy bowl at work but even candy isn't off limits just if it's from that bowl. I do make rules for myself but like you I plan for my splurges and only have things I really want. Most of the time too I will just try to find a healthier alternative to what I want too.

You are doing great, keep it up, you are making progress. Hope the time off is great with hubby.

Anita said...

I'm glad you're sounding more optimistic now.
Yes, food is just food, and to be enjoyed as well as to nourish us.
And tomato soup...so good this time of year (we're getting frost tonight).
Keep your chin up! You can do this!

Miz said...

Im the same in a way when the husband travels.
I end up grazing snacking and then STILL eating dinner :)
which is fine...for a few nights but not when he travels for weeks at a time.

F. McButter Pants said...

Sounds like you are doing great! I decided nothing was off limits for me either.

Keep up the stickers.

Karen said...

Ah, I do this too:) Last night it was just me for dinner and I had crackers and then sf pudding.