I accomplished so much today! Hooray!! I think I deserve a beer!
Check out just one of the projects that I finally checked off my To Do list today:
Viola! A brand new spice rack that matches our kitchen cabinets!
Oh, it’s the little things.
This evening’s dinner was a bunch of leftovers: Salmon-Quinoa Burger with Swiss cheese and barbeque sauce on a toasted English muffin and some baked acorn squash on the side.
All I had to do was reheat it!
After dinner, I enjoyed a small bowl of granola while I wrote this post.
As you know, I’ve spent the past few weeks trying to rein in my crazy sugar cravings. I still struggle with them””like today when I ate an entire box of Cookie Dough Delights”” but it get’s easier every day. I’m not proud of consuming nearly 500 calories of chocolate in one sitting, but I made note of the situation and will do better next time. Live and learn. Plus, there’s no point of getting down on myself, ya know?
What has really worked with gaining control of my sweet tooth is eating nutritious foods that fill me up while still allowing myself to indulge my sweet tooth so I don’t feel deprived””basically, balancing my carrots with my cake!
I’ve made peace with the fact that I love sweets and don’t ever want to eliminate them completely from my diet. I recognize my limited control around certain foods, so giving myself permission to act on these cravings (in moderation) emphasizes my conscience decision to splurge.
Cutting dessert out of my life would make me miserable and obsessive, so I pare-down my portion sizes. I also allow myself to indulge everyday, but, typically, I wait until after dinner. Additionally, “Cookie Friday” gives me a really decadent treat to look forward to each week. Here are a few other ways that help me control my sugar cravings.
Just wanted to give you an update! Off to finish my beer! 😀