Okay, full disclosure, less than thirty minutes I go I was armed and dangerous… to myself. Armed with a fork and a gallon of ice cream. Yes, I eat my ice cream with a fork. Granted it was a light ice cream and I kept myself to an actual 1/2 cup serving, it was not the healthiest choice to stress-eat from the container. Yesterday afternoon the stress got me again, except it was with 10 points plus of candy from the candy drawer. It happened so fast, just like it has before, but this time I tracked it all. Well I did until 4pm. Then I guilted myself in to staying for another hour and doing a few more things. No clue what or how much candy I consumed in that last hour. Luckily I had a good exercise day, but dang it I wanted so badly to leave it at that one outburst. Oh well, I stayed very close to my point target for the day even with that candy fest.
If you remember from this time last month I was talking about the virtues of new months, of beginnings. I am there again, despite my two aforementioned slips. A year ago I learned about Fly Lady, a housewife who developed a home care routine out of both desperation and necessity. I haven’t been following her guidance religiously, but felt reinvigorated to do her Baby Steps for the month of October, sort of get ready for the holidays and refocus.
At the same time, I have tried to be more diligent about my tracking. So far, I have tracked >90% of all my food/drink/exercise for the past 3 days. Not a lot, right? Yes well, for the entirety of my time on Weight Watchers, I have been a horrible tracker. I can’t tell you definitively why that is, just that it has been my kryptonite.
The best new recipe I have tried this week/month is Hungry Girl’s Fancy-Schmancy Oatmeal. Delicious, filling, and reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Nothing says fall like pumpkin, except maybe apples and pears and mushrooms… oh nevermind. Give this breakfast a try, it is a wonderful way to start your day.
Hungry Girl’s Fancy-Schmancy Oatmeal
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 3 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 packet Splenda
- dash salt
- Bring water to a boil and slowly stir in oats.
- Reduce heat to medium and stir regularly, cooking for 5 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
*For Carver I top with 1 teaspoon of maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of sliced almonds.