I definitely want to eat more in the winter. It's a time of comfort food. I cook and bake more because I'm in the house more and it is never too hot to cook. If I stay busy I'm okay but I do love a frittering day and I tend to graze on those days. I wish I could say I graze on fruits and vegetables but that's just not true. It would be best if I kept sweets and salty snacks out of the house but DH wants them around. Spark People has definitely helped me control the snacking but my motivation comes and goes.
We have been in the 30s here which Tony apparently considers warm enough to spend time outside. Yesterday he flew out the door when I was letting a dog out. Once out there, though, he heard a noise he wasn't sure about so he slowly walked back into the garage. As he did so, I swooped down and picked him up to put him back in the house. Whew!!
Hey, just saw your soup - thank you! Actually I have chicken soup in the freezer but was more in the mood for my split pea/vegetable soup today, which looks surprisingly like the Spark Goodie in color. I added lots of garlic to it. 6 days ago
Exactly, very well put and a good perspective. Because all in all, I live so much healthier than I used to, but my small slip-ups over the past year have gradually added up to a very solid 8 pounds that feels, mentally and emotionally, more like a 50-pound slab of concrete.
And yes, the health thing only seems to work when something goes wrong or when you have bad test results sitting in front of you - hard to sustain as an abstract motivation. 6 days ago