I do really well with this goal until I take a trip home to visit my parents and eat the entire contents of their pantry. I still haven’t managed to go to their house and not gain 10 lbs (no joke).
But, right now I’m doing a great job of staying away from junk food because I don’t keep it in my house, and my partner is really supportive of my need to keep the snacks “out of sight, out of mind.” So for now I’m going to consider this goal completed, and hopefully I won’t have to re-add it again after my next visit home!
I just got back from a three week vacation… and I ate my face off. Pretty sure I gained another 10 pounds. I do so well at home, then as soon as I stay at someone else’s house, I can’t control myself. I need to learn to say no to my family and to myself. I need to learn a little self-control.
Back to the beginning…
I’m doing really well with this goal. Since I got back from my trip to see my parents (just over a month ago), I have only had junk food once. The key is not to have ANYTHING in the house that, if eaten in excessive quantities, will account for too many calories. Eg. chips, candy, chocolate, crackers, granola bars, sugary cereals, granola, etc.
However, I am going on a trip next week to visit various family members, and there will be MANY temptations. Everyone tries to feed me wonderful and delicious goodies and I’m too weak to say no. It sounds pathetic, but it’s true. If something is in my Mom’s fridge, I eat it. All of it. And more. So I’m going to have to figure out a game plan for my trip, because I don’t want all my hard work to go to waste. I need to learn self-control!
This has been going surprisingly well… until last night. I ate not one, but TWO chocolate bars. And they were delicious!
But, now back on track! It’s a pretty easy thing to do, actually. I don’t buy anything that can be construed as “junk food”... and I can make a lot of things into junk food. Like crackers, for instance. I’ll eat the whole box if left unsupervised. Same with granola bars. So, the contents of our pantry and fridge are pretty minimal, but it works for me. This is not a goal about eating healthy, it’s a goal to prevent unhealthy snacking. I can have whatever I want for meals, but no snacks that are really bad for me.
... starting today. I’m not going to worry too much about meals, but I’m definitely going to stop the snacking. It’s terrible, but if there is something tasty in my house, I’ll eat it. All of it. I can’t stop myself. So, the key to eating healthy for me is to not have anything in my fridge that will make me fat. Luckily I have a really supportive partner who has also been wishing we could eat healthier, so this will be much easier with him on board.
I’ve been doing a pretty good job of staying away from junk food this week, but I still don’t eat enough vegetables, so I made a veggie and bean soup last night for dinner. Very nutritious, but washing and chopping all those veggues is SO time consuming. I will eat it again tonight, then freeze the rest.
Also, I eat way too much bread. Having toast with peanut butter or a bagel with cream cheese seems to be my go-to food, yet I know all those carbs can’t been good for me (or my waistband). I make sure to eat whole grain breads, but I still need to cut down.
Anyways, I’ve successfully avoided junk food this week, so I’m very happy with myself!