If I’m not supposed to snack at night, why is there a light in my refrigerator?

Hello all!  I haven’t posted in a while, and with all of Crystal’s awesome progress, I thought “Stef, get your butt in gear”.  So here I am.

After talking about this “diet” and my struggles with it, with our friend Sylvia over dinner one night, she made a very good point.  Before I focus on the food part, I need to focus on getting myself out of the bad eating habits first.  I went home that night and really thought about it.  How everyone I know that has really made a change doesn’t call it a “diet” they call it a “lifestyle change”, and it truly is what I need to do.  Change my whole lifestyle.  I have to slow down and not think of the finish line, but focus day by day on the things I need and want to change slowly.  So I’m working on my bad habits.

I have slowly taken Diet Pepsi out of my diet.   I haven’t touched one drop in over a week and a half, so I’m proud of myself.   I can’t say that I’ll never have one again in my life, but I know while I’m working on getting to my weight loss goal, I’m going to keep pop out of  my hot little hands.  As for wine, well, I’m working on that one lol.   Having to deal with 4 crazy boys and a hectic schedule makes me go a little cray-cray at times and a nice chilled glass of wine is like a little piece of heaven sometimes.

I’m forcing myself to eat during the day.  To have a breakfast, even if it’s oatmeal every day lol.  I’m struggling with lunches, because I’m trying to find things that are budget friendly, time friendly, and a variety.  I find myself eating rolled up pieces of turkey lunch meat and cottage cheese or pre-packed frozen salmon filets that I can pull out of the freezer and cook up for a quick lunch.

So I think I’m going to start hitting up that evil site known as Pinterest some more so I can waste an evening looking at healthy lunch recipes, well for half the time and the other half I’ll get sucked in to pinning random crafts, nail designs I like, and how to’s on how to get fabric softener scum off my washer.

Dinners are ok.  I make a batch or two of a couple healthy recipes I was in the mood for and eat off that for a week.

My worst habit that’s the hardest to break, eating late.  Whether it’s eating my dinner late after the kids go to bed and I can settle down and get hungry, or that late night hunger rumble in my belly that I always seem to get, my biggest hurdle yet is late night eating.  I feel like after I get over this bad habit, it’s on to working out and maybe doing an eating challenge, but I feel like I’m stalling on this.  I’m not sure what’s making this so hard for me, but I’m going to keep just getting myself under control with my late night food binges and move forward.  Wish me luck and a strong will power!

~Stef~

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