I left work late, but wasn't hungry when I got home. By the time Hubs got home and we were ready to head outside for some yard work, I was hungry. I was feeling like a cheeseburger, beer and some wings. Nothing in the house was looking good to me; I was craving fat and salt. I didn't give in. Instead I had some cheese and crackers and headed out to garden.
By the time I got in from gardening I was barely hungry. I was headed for some yogurt with pecans, but found the yogurt had modified corn starch and decided to pass. I decided on a bowl of cereal with almond milk and honey. It was really good! I wanted more! It took some convincing that I wasn't hungry and just needed to say 'no' to myself, but it worked. These are the hardest times for me, well and when I just want a cheeseburger. Interestingly when I wanted the cheeseburger, I mentioned that I apparently can only make it through 3 days of Monster Month. What's wrong with that comment?!
1. Cheeseburgers are fine, as long as I know what's in the condiments (ketchup at a restaurant would surely have high fructose corn syrup, and I have no way to know what's in the hamburger bun) and side dishes. Given the difficulty of that, I would have to make some adjustments for a burger out in a restaurant (topped with salsa? no bun? grilled onion and mushroom added to it? baked potato instead of the french fries and the roll?)
2. I was just a few minutes into a craving and I had already made up my mind that I was going to give-in.! Telling myself (and Hubs) that I apparently can only make 3 days of Monster Month is an awful, defeatist, unsupportive thing to say. I keep coming back to this, but it's true - I would never say that to someone else. Why do I say it to myself!? If Hubs or anyone said something like that I would remind them of their goals, offer them something different, distract them for the recommended 20 minutes to let a craving pass; anything, but never would I tell them they had already lost!
3. All or nothing won't work. Sometimes I just have to make the healthiest decision for where I am and what I want. I can say no to certain things 100%, but there are others that I can be a bit lenient on (like Kashi cereals) until they are finished and buy something different (or stick to the oats). The big thing on deck for this weekend is making bread! Yeah!
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