Saturday, December 6, 2008


I've been getting my running in just fine.  No problems there.  However, I've bee having a difficult time w/ food.  It seems like I eat one thing that I shouldn't and then my whole day is shot.  In "The Thin Commandments" he says "Cheats should teach you.  Not defeat you."  Ha! Well, at this point I am being defeated!  One of the problems is- when Jack is home there is junk in the house.  When he is gone I just don't keep it here.  But when he comes home I feel it is his home too and he should be able to have the food he likes here.  Well, its here!  Its everywhere!  Here are some of the temptations lurking in my home.

Hershey Bars in the pantry.  I don't eat a ton of chocolate but this will work in a pinch if I haven't ate in like 6 or 7 hours!
Christmas mints.  Yes- the kind that become soft as soon as you bite into them.  I like the consistency.  I put them on this high shelf so they are out of my line of vision.  They are 60 calories for 3 pieces.  That is 900 calories for 15 pieces in case you are wondering. (That is a math error in case you noticed. I am leaving it there b/c it is rather silly of me.)
Marshmallows. Fig Newtons. Tostitos. Can you guess which on is a problem for me?  Yes the Tostitos. They are so salty.  This is mainly what I have cheated on.  I can feel all the water I am retaining!  To be fair- the marshmallows are for Lisa's hot chocolate. And the figs are for the kids.  Although Jack has been eating both too.
Oh- and what do we have hear in my dishes cabinet?  Mike and Ike's.  Now I haven't ate a single one of these but that doesn't mean I won't!
I have got to figure out what to do about all this junk!  Yesterday I told Jack he was going to have to get rid of it all.  But then I changed my mind.  I just don't think that is fair either.  I will be thinking on what to do about this and get back to you.  Right now I am headed to the treadmill for a quick jog.  Have a good day!


Tara said...

Hang in there...keep working out and stay focused.... let yourself enjoy a little ( I personally cant do the 'little' thing but I am another story!!!!) You are beautiful!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have some really great news for you.....15 mints is only 300 calories if it's 60 calories for 3 pieces!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Tara! If you don't occassionally enjoy your food it becomes about what you can't have and I for one do not do well if I am surrounded by don't if you know what I mean.

Sarah said...

Dear Anonymous- THANK YOU! I admit to not being the best at math! I think I get so worked up about eating junk that I subconsciously add calories to the equation! This is too funny!

Anonymous said...

Hey Sarah, "Anonymous" is just me - cousin Kelley. Sorry I should have said that in my post. I don't have a username and I'm too lazy too create one. Don't worry about the math blunder. We all do it - most especially me and I worked as a CPA for 7 years! Just good to know you can have a few mints and not feel guilty! You look awesome by the way!!! Good job!!