After dinner tonight instead of cleaning up the dinner dishes. I worked on cleaning out my 4 year old's closet. My reasoning was I can get more done, doing the closet now. Then after the kids are in the bed I'll clean the kitchen. I think since I've adhered to my eating plan fairly well, it didn't even cross my mind that I could have late night eating issues if I waited to clean the kitchen. WRONG! I was loading the dishwasher, while I was exhausted & a little hungry. I thought I'll have some Triscuits. Then I thought well if I'm having some I might as well finish the whole box. Don't worry I didn't do that. I did have about a serving though. Then, of course, I wanted something else so I poured out some Cheez-Its & ate those. The old me would have eaten something else, probably something sweet. I didn't. I realized that I don't want to go back to living the old life, before I started making healthy changes. I didn't snack on anything else. I sat down at the computer and re-listened to failure to launch . I knew at that moment it was time to draw a line in the sand and say enough! I don't want to stay where I am! It frightens me. At that moment I knew I had to take responsibility for this behavior. I came up with an action plan to conquer this late night eating demon! Right now.
This is my action plan:
- Clean the kitchen immediately after dinner. Don't wait! Then announce, "the kitchen is closed".
- If I want a late night snack, drink a full glass of water AND a cup of hot tea instead.
- Assume responsibility! Don't end up trading what I want for what I want right now. Just remember: There is no try!
- Put the past behind me. Focus on the present and the future.
Thanks for listening.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: Psalm 94:19 "When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul."
Hope you have a wonderful evening.
Be healthy. Be strong.