Mmm – I have been doing it for a few weeks now, and it needs to stop! I am fine during the day – I make good choices and balance carbs, proteins and fats during the day. I make sure we get our 5 a day, and generally all is well until about 7pm!
At 7pm I turn into a sugar/snack monster. Some nights are worse than others. Last night was as bad as it gets.
What is bad? A bag of jelly snakes (yup – a whole bag), a £1 bag of Cadbury Giant Chocolate Buttons, a small bag of BBQ Mini Cheddars and a small bowl of salted peanuts. I worked that out to be around 1,000 calories if not a bit more. That is on top of the 1,200 calories (my daily limit) I had already eaten during the day. Is there any wonder my weight is creeping up at the rate of maybe 3/4 pound each week? Nope! I just need to stop this.
Meanwhile, we had a lie in this morning! Yeah! Finally, a day when people weren’t here early, or we had to be somewhere early. We weren’t late, but it was so nice to have a choice! I worked all morning and then munched a plate of salad left over from dinner the other night, with a slice of Leerdammer Light cheese. Not bad at all! This afternoon was a mix of some work and some reading, which was nice, and I did a bit of cooking making Spring Chicken for dinner half way through the afternoon so it could cook nice and slowly.
It has been dull and cold here today, but we ventured out before dinner for our daily walk/jiggle. It will be so nice to get back to running, but I am just not fit enough yet. I can jiggle along, but I get stabbing pains with each step, so I am cutting back a bit and hoping the healing is going alright. Not sure if I am just being a wimp, but there you go – I have no-one to ask, and the consultant said walk not run until I see him again in two weeks, so I guess that’s alright.
So, dinner was that Spring Chicken with some rice, and now I have 3 – 4 hours in which I need to make sure I don’t eat another day’s worth of food. I am not kidding myself, I will never get through the evening with no nibbles at all – I just need to choose one of them! 🙂
Good Friday tomorrow – I hope it is!