Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Living Well

What is it about being happy that makes me wanna grab the nearest sweet thing, shove it in my mouth and sink into the deliriously blissful state of being that most people call a sugar rush? Hubby comes home and BAM! All my efforts of not scarfing down munchies (especially late at night) just go flying out the nearest window! None of that is his fault of course......it would be much too convenient an excuse.......but it hit me the other day that I was doing much more snacking than I had right before he got home.

Now, I know that snacking in general isn't a completely horrible thing when done correctly but I gotta tell you that the way I've been scarfing down those delicacies of convenience and empty calories recently is downright shameful! I do try to keep healthier snacks around the house like baked chips, nuts and fruit. Howevah, when the man of the house comes home the "good stuff" starts popping up in our pantry. You know what I mean when I say the "good stuff don'tcha? Candy, fried chips, ice cream (and not the light stuff, either!)......need I go on? What's sad is he isn't always the one who buys it and brings in the house....*sigh* Slap a name tag on me and send my rotund rump to a support group, y'all!

"Hi, my name is Anna and I have the willpower of a gnat."

Oh, well. I know that I'll prob'ly never eat exactly the way I should, but I'd definitely like to be a little more careful than what I've been this past week. Seriously, I think my reflection actually oinked at me!

It's a good thing I got measured and weighed today. I don't think the empty calories had a chance to coalesce on my tummy and hips, yet. In fact, I was totally amazed when I saw the results. I've lost an inch or more everywhere and almost 4 pounds of actual fat (as opposed to just water weight). The lady that was measuring me coulda knocked me over with a feather!

What makes y'all reach for the munchies and what, if anything, gets you through the urge?

In a stroke of (cruel?) irony, I came across this on Fried Okra's blog. The woman knows her food, especially if it's good southern eats. And since she's pregnant, her food mania has reached new and delectable heights. I read her foodie posts and drool, people! So join in and share your fave sandwich recipes on Thursday.


Sherry said...

Oh the temptations!!
And yes, that includes Megan at Fried Okra!!!

What can I say? but don't go shopping!! If you don't buy it, you can't eat it. Oh, I know it is much easier said than done. Maybe you can dazzle your hubby wth cooking or baking some great good-for-your-bod foods rather than quick purchasing?
Also, next time you think you are going to snack on somethin' and you shouldn't....go brush your teeth. Nothing tastes quite right once you've had toothpaste in your mouth--it will make you think twice.
other than that...oh, phooey! just enjoy!!

Jonny's Mommy said...

I reach for the candy, etc. when I'm stressed or depressed. This happens a lot actually. Anyhow, I try to substitute the candy with fruit...peaches and honeydew and strawberries. I like all of those so I'd rather have them anyhow. And I agree with Sherry -- try not to have it in the house within reach. If Hubby has to have it, then make him lock it up at work or somewhere else. :-)

Joanna said...

Move over on the bench. At least your willpower is gnat size mine is zilch.
I tried to quote scripture that I have self-control then downed a bunch of crap. Whee.

Thimbleanna said...

I feel your pain Anna. And haha, I can totally use your phrase (Hi my name is Anna and I have the willpower of a gnat.) without changing the name! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog -- my e-mail has been hosed today and for awhile your comment even disappeared from my post -- it's back now though!