Shall we start with the win?
I lost 3.9lbs this week!
Last week, my weigh-in revealed a gain. That was discouraging. It is still hard to follow the program as it was intended but I’m making some changes.
One of my problem eating areas if late night snacks. I like to relax after the kids go to bed. I make a nice snack and zone out in front of Netflix and Hulu. Sometimes I have the munchies and sometimes I’m genuinely hungry when I’m up very late and it’s been more than 5 hours after supper.
Rather that deny myself my evening’s enjoyment, I have made snacks that are healthier. I’ve made crackers with cream cheese and caviar, handfuls of grapes, veggies and dip, pita and hummus and good quality European cheese. I used to eat nacho chips or pie or ice cream or sandwiches. In comparison, I think the snacks are far healthier given they’re supposed to snacks and not a second supper.
I’ve also been trying to get to bed at a better hour. I love to stay up late. Heck, I’m writing this at 2:05am! So, getting into bed before midnights helps to curb the late night eating urges. I don’t have a chance to feel hungry if I’m asleep!
The last change I made this week was to reduce the amount of soda I drink – a major weakness – and drink more water. I drink diet soda (knowing full well aspertame is a terrible toxin) and studies are showing now that diet soda is correlated with Type 2 diabetes and weight gain. So, I’m kicking the habit. A little at a time, tho.
Small changes are easy. Soon, though, lots of these little changes will have big results.