After cheating 3 times last week After eating poorly last week, I was determined to start my week off by getting back on track! And it was hard. All the food I had stuffed down my throat had expanded my stomach and so yesterday was all about shrinking it back down to where it had been at the beginning of last week. It just seemed like I was eating all day yesterday! I could not shake off the feeling of hunger, but I think part of that was I was constantly thinking about food. I had finally gotten to a place where I did not really have to think about it, and just a few nights out has me thrown all out of whack! Regardless, I still ate very healthy yesterday and my body feels a lot better because of it (though I do have a slight headache but that may be from allergies caused by this darn rain…). Though like I said, I was just hungry all day so even though I made a decent sized dinner (mmm, chicken cacciatore), I still found myself hungry again around 7 while waiting for our car to come back from his first maintenance appointment (have driven it 5,000 miles already…time goes by so quickly). I was not the only one feeling the hunger pangs either, so was my fiance. The past week had thrown us both out of whack.
So we decided to stop by the grocery store to pick up something snacky while we watched Game of Thrones. In the past, this would have been a very bad decision. Hunger would have lead me to some where sugary like the ice cream aisle or the not-real cookie aisle, and I would go home and eat way more than serving of whatever I had gotten and feel sick and guilty afterwards. Not anymore! This time when we went to the grocery store, I was craving fruit. The strawberries they had were questionably but the grapes right near by looked amazing. So I picked up a bag of those. I then also saw some Laughing Cow Cheese. I had never tried it before but have heard about it… and 35 calories per wedge is pretty freaking amazing. I ended up getting the French Onion flavor and my fiance got his spicy (yuck!). To go with the cheese, we ended up getting some multi-grain crackers with 6g of fiber per serving. Not shabby!
I am not the same person I used to be. I was craving healthy food! Food that filled me up right away and made me feel happy after I was done. It is amazing how much this journey has changed me and how much it continues to change me. I am glad I had the strength to make the change. To change my attitude from “I can’t” to “I do.”
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How has your snacking changed?