I did it!
Friday, October 21, 2011
I start each morning with some positive thoughts while I enjoy my morning solitude. But by the end of the day, I'm a frazzled mess and that's when I turn to food.
My typical breakfast is cereal, fruit and coffee. Typical lunch is soup and salad. In between I have my share of healthy snacks and water.
By dinnertime, the kids are demanding. My dogs are barking and in need of attention. My phones are ringing. Someone always needs to squeeze just one more ounce out of me than I have to give.
Once I'm stressed to the max, that's when I start craving the sweets and the carbs and my entire day of healthy eating just unravels at my feet.
Not last night. I was determined not to give in. It was hard, but I did it! I go to bed early every night, usually about 8pm. Last night about 7pm I put Soundscapes on the cable channel and just let myself unwind with a cup of tea.
My mother-in-law introduced me to Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice. It's delicious. The aroma really appeals to my senses. Sometimes I'm just inhaling the fragrance instead of sipping. When my sweet attack started creeping up on my, I grabbed a grapefruit, sweetened it with Splenda and went to bed with a good book.
The tea had me in and out of the ladies room all evening, but that's okay. I feel great this morning.
It's going to be a good day!