Sugar Cravings Journaling Day 2
Sunday, November 11, 2018
So, I journaled when I crave sugar. It went like this...
Morning drink coffee, eat a yogurt, busy doing Morning chores, went shopping, went to the Library ~ NO Cravings of Sugar
Early afternoon 1:30 PM make and eat stir fry with a tiny bit of pork and rice, eat 1/2 cup rice and 1 1/2 cups of stir fry, add in sweet and sour sauce at last minute for 35 more calories. Feel satisfied.
1/2 hour after eating ~Hmmmm I wonder if there are any candy bars left from Halloween? Nope I gave them away, Hmmmm.... I wonder if there are chocolate chips open in the pantry? Nope. Hmmmm.... "Thinking to self drink more water" Drinks 2 cups of water, does some laundry, starts to read a book. PASSED over the Craving!!!
4 PM Prep veggies and make Asian ribs in instant pot, Put rice into microwave dish. Eat some raw veggies while prepping them for a snack. Make Asian BBQ sauce for ribs (1/2 cup brown sugar and 2 TBS honey in the recipe) Did Laundry, Did strength training exercises, read about my knee injury and adaptive exercises. Started to stir fry veggies, stopped before done. No cravings.
6 PM Supper: Hunters home, Broiled ribs with sauce, microwaved rice, heated up stir fry veggies, ate supper with family, added sweet chili sauce to stir fry on my plate.
7:30 PM folding laundry, watching movie with family, made microwave popcorn, craving sugar. Found and ate a mini (fun size) candy bar my husband left on the counter and 2 twizzlers!! Stayed within my calorie range, but caved and ate sugar.
It turns out pretty much after I eat a meal, except in the morning I crave sugar. This doesn't surprise me. My resolve is great when I wake up. It is in the evening when I crave not only sugar, but junk food in general. I'm noticing that when I add sugar I want more of it. I plan to focus on just not adding in extra, if it is in the food I'll be alright with it for now.
Note to self~ Be kind to yourself and to others