I have decided one of the reasons I got to the point of over weight that I did is thanks to nibbles. I am a nibbler. When my son had left overs, I nibbled on them, when I was at a party I would take just one cookie, and then another, then another, when I had a bag of chips, I’d eat a few, then nibble my way through the whole bag.
The last couple of days nibbling has been a challenge I’ve been facing and I have to say, haven’t been doing too great a job at tackling. Yesterday I had a Lia Sophia party at my mom’s house. I did a great job of picking snacks that would be healthy for me. I got light dip, and fresh veggies. My mom on the other hand, no so much. She had a key lime cheese ball with some chocolate dusted pretzels. It looked so good, and I love cream cheese. I decided to have just one. BAD IDEA! One turned into 2, then 3 and before I knew it, I had eaten my lunch points on cheese ball. It was delicious, but left me starving for much of the afternoon.
Last night when my son didn’t finish his dinner, I found myself picking at his leftovers. I still managed to stay within my points but not in what I would consider a healthy way. These are all habits I used to have that I have been trying hard to break. The problem is, food just tastes so good to me.
The only solution I have found so far, is to avoid the yummiest things all together. I know I can’t have just one bite of chocolate cake, I want the whole cake and while I start with good intentions, I rarely end that way. So today it’s back on track. Back to saving my bites for the stuff that is really going to help fuel me through the day. Hopefully I will eventually be able to have these kinds of yummy tib bits with a little more self control, but until then I know the best thing for me to do is avoid them.