Afternoon and Evening Sabotaging Me!!
Friday, January 28, 2011
I gained a pound this week. This is a big deal, simply because of how few calories I'm supposed to be eating. I have to eat OVER 3000 calories to gain a pound b/c of my weight. HOW did I let this happen? Yes, I know it's not healthy to kick yourself for it, but I am. Because it's my. own. fault.
Afternoons - specifically while in car line waiting for my daughter to get out of school - are my worst times. My two year old goes down for a nap, so I'm alone. And let's face it, there's not much to do in a car. So I read or listen to NPR. This is a problem for me because these are triggers - I HAVE to eat something while I read. I think it's psychological. I used to have to smoke, so I guess I just substituted one addiction for another.
Evenings are another hard time for me. After dinner, I give the kids a bath and send them to bed. Around 7:30 my husband and I finally have time to relax. So, we watch TV - that's not something that's going to change any time soon (hey, I'm realistic, here). And . . . well, watching TV is yet ANOTHER trigger for me. And it doesn't help when both my husband AND my 14 year old son go to the kitchen for snacks and come back with chips, cereal, cookies . . . Not good for me at all.
So, I'm putting this out there -
I'm sure you've ALL been there.
Any advice on what a girl can do to alleviate these triggers?