Thursday, May 13, 2010

Losing Control

Yesterday I was tempted by Oreos - for crying out loud! I've never liked Oreos. But I quickly shoved 4 into my mouth before I stopped myself by putting them into my son's bedroom. It scared me when this happened. I love the feeling of control that I've had for...3 months now (I know! Right?).   This is the second time I have done this. Last time it was with those nasty circus cookies.
Hey! These are nasty!

In both cases it was because I let myself get too hungry. Yesterday I didn't take time to eat a decent lunch that would last for hours. Instead I just had a green smoothie - 2 hours later - dazed and confused with Oreo crumbs on my face.

Today I had a big salad with nuts, avocado, black beans, and toasted pita with hummus. You could wave a plate of warm homemade chocolate chip cookies in my face and I would proudly laugh! I don't want that! My body is too good for that!

You have to take time to care for yourself. Don't let yourself get too busy, too distracted, or too involved to feed yourself right.

Today's Food:
 Breakfast:
  • Grapefruit and orange salad (grapefruit is 6/$1 at Sunflower this week)
  • Huge green smoothie (kale, red chard, apple, banana, ground flax, blueberries, and water)
  • One slice dark rye bread
Lunch:
  • big salad with nuts, avocado, apple, red pepper, black beans,  
  • toasted pita with hummus
After School Snack:
  • Warm applesauce with cinnamon
Dinner:
  • More grapefruit (hey! it's cheap)
  • Michelle's Sweet-potato Leek Soup (Hey! It's snowing!)
  • Kale Salad (hey! it's good for you)
Also -I made these cookies for the family and they were good. I had to practice self control while they were in the kitchen.  If you expect cookies to be buttery and sugary you might want to call these scones or biscuits to manage your expectations. They smell wonderful and taste good with a cup of chamomile tea.

2 comments:

Linda said...

Losing Cintrol: been there, done that, more than a few times. Letting self get too hungry does that. Red chard & good looking kale are not something I've seen at local stores Including Co-op) yet. Wish we had Sunflower or Whole Foods.

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

hey! it's okay to eat 4 oreos sometimes! ;) nothing wrong with a little controlled indulgence.