I have a couple of hours while my sister, niece & nephews visit with their in-laws/other grandparents.
We've had a blast. The weather has moderated some and we played two on two kickball yesterday. We threw the Frisbee and played "Monkey in the Middle" with bean bags. We also got sweaty. Fun, fun, fun!
My eating was OK. I took my water and lunch to my mother's yesterday. She was a little chagrined. But only because she said she would have prepared whatever I wanted. (She'll never stop being a mom!) I also loaded up on fruit. My niece loves it too, so I got enough for both of us to share for several days.
All of that was great, and a far cry from past behaviors, but I still have a way to go. Absent minded eating is still no good, even if it is grapes rather than potato chips. And, I ate peanut M&M's, justifying it because they had protein. How lame is that? I'm not sure how many I ate, because they were in a dish. I got three or four at a time, three or four times. I doubt I ate as many as would have been in a single serve bag.
Today, however, I've renewed my resolve and so far haven't had any M&M's. I also reversed my meals and ate a large protein serving for breakfast, and will have my sugar free, blue berry muffins for supper. (I used the recipe on the back of the Splenda box. They are great.) That has helped stem the cravings. I'll probably do the same thing tomorrow, if it continues to work.
I'll keep in touch, and hopefully will have an even better report next time I check in.
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