...I salute and applaud you!
I am realizing now just how easy I've had it since I started my Weight Loss Journey last May. At the time, my younger son was living at home, but between school, his work schedule, and hanging out with his friends, he wasn't here for a lot of mealtimes. And that made my diet life easy - just how easy, I'm now realizing, after a week of both sons being home for the winter break. My god, they eat constantly! I know that they are decompressing after a semester away, and for Max, after living in the dorms and eating cafeteria food, it's nice to be able to go to the kitchen and forage any time he wants, but holy carp they are like bottomless pits! And I find myself eating right along with them! I made pumpkin bread and fudge, queso and chips, (turkey) chili dogs - all gone in (it seems) an instant. And that's not even counting the deep-fried extravaganza of last week...or the homemade canapes and desserts from our work fundraiser on Thursday. It's been bad. I've been making bad choices. Last night as everyone was eating yet again, I found myself snacking on some sharp cheddar cheese and TLC crackers, and even though it was more than one serving of cheese, it was probably the healthiest thing I've eaten in a few days!
Who am I, and where has the person who has been so diligent, so aware...so SANE for the past 6 months gone?!? I have got to get some control here before major damage is done.
I did go buy a huge raw veggie tray last night, and will make a taco salad for dinner tonight, which, while isn't the most healthy salad in the world, (I make it with lean ground beef, kidney beans, lettuce (dur), tomatoes, onions, grated cheddar cheese, white corn tortilla chips and light 1000 Island dressing) I can control the amount of cheese, chips and dressing on my portion. That's a start, anyway. And water. I drastically need to increase my water intake.
Tina Fey said it best: Blerg.