Monday, July 19, 2010
There was a time, about a month ago, when I really paid attention to my hunger level. I drank a ton of water, didn't eat when I wasn't hungry, and didn't feel the need to fill my stomach until it felt like exploding. Not so much right now.
I was doing really well today, and then I ate the piece of pumpkin cheesecake that was in the fridge. It wasn't even good. This was in *addition* to the half piece of chocolate cake I ate for lunch. That wasn't that good, either. At least I had the sense to throw that one away when I realized it wasn't that good.
This day goes to show that I don't have the willpower I thought I did. If there is cake or pie or cookies in the house, I eat them. Simple as that. I can't help it, which is why that kind of food is rarely in the house at all. Bleh.
Just poured myself another big glass of water. I know, I should have done that *before* I ate the pie.
So what works? Well, going for a walk after eating and before dessert helps. It gives me time to think if I'm really hungry for dessert (usually the answer is "no"). I think I forgot *why* I was going for that walk - I went for the walk tonight, but it was after dessert. That wasn't the point of walking around the block - I need to remind myself of the walk's purpose.
I am done eating for tonight. I don't see how anything else would fit in my stomach right now. It's water for the rest of the evening. I'm going to cut out some inspirational things from my latest Fitness magazine as well. I need to have some kind of goal in mind... right now I'm just kind of cruising along, eating too much pie. Not good.