Yesterday was Jerry's birthday, so I made his favorite dinner before he went to work. The day seemed like it went by so fast, probably because I spent the entire morning running. The kids wanted to watch a movie and have popcorn before bed, so I put on the movie Tremors (which was on TV and I recorded it). I used to love that movie when I was a kid! I was surprised that the boys didn't fall asleep during the movie.
Usually on my long run days, I'm not very hungry; but yesterday, I was famished! I snacked all afternoon, and ended up using 20 of my activity points for the day. I followed Pete's advice and had lower-calorie, filling foods, and I felt great. Typically, I would have gotten very high-calorie junk food and justified eating it because "I ran 20 miles today"; but I would still be hungry all day. I had wine and dark chocolate for my treat last night, and savored every sip and bite.
Today, I didn't have anything going on except to drive Eli to his friend's house for a play date. When Eli was at his friend's house, Noah went out to lunch with my mom, and Jerry went to my parents' house to fix the minivan (it's been overheating). So I had the house to myself! Instead of doing something fun, I ended up mopping the kitchen floor. (Sounds simple, but it was a big production of moving everything out of the kitchen, sweeping, and
Today is actually Day 7 of no peanut butter! I'm still going strong without it. I never really realized just how much of a problem peanut butter was for me until this week. When I am stressed out and want to binge, the first thing I think of is peanut butter--by itself, spread on something, peanut butter candy, in ice cream, cookies, whatever.
But this week, when I've had the urge to binge, I can't think of anything without peanut butter that sounds like it's worth bingeing on. So my problem hasn't been cookies or ice cream or doughnuts--it's been the peanut butter that's in all those things! There is no way I'd want to give up peanut butter forever, but this six-week challenge is just what I needed to stop the binge eating (hopefully I'm not jinxing myself by saying that).
I have absolutely no pictures for today's short post, so here is a picture of Estelle: