I feel like my posts lately have been a little void of substance. There is a good reason for that. When I was at my last job and bored, I often had tons of time to think of things to blog about and I’d even compose posts while I was working and email them to myself so I’d have them when I got home. Then all I’d have to do is add pictures. Now, I’m actually working for the majority of the day (which is a good thing). I go to the gym after work and by the time that I sit down for dinner and to relax, it’s at least 8pm which begs the question of do I blog or do I chill with Jason? I usually try to do both which result in a less than stellar blog post.
I have some free time right now, so I’d like to get something off my chest that’s been bothering me. Since our wedding three months ago, I’ve managed to gain 5 pounds. I know that in the grand scheme of things, 5 pounds isn’t a lot and in the grand scheme of life, gaining a minuscule amount of weight is nothing. But these extra pounds make me feel bad about myself and that is a problem. My clothes feel tight and I just feel bloated and generally yucky. I’m sick of being told that I look fine. Yes, I am not technically overweight, I know that. But, if you go by the BMI chart, I’m at the very high end of normal weight and that’s not where I feel comfortable. I’ve been doing a decent amount of exercise so the problem lies with my food intake.
There are a lot of snacks at my job. Our department is small, only 5 people, and we all contribute to a snack pile, if you will. Right now, we have a bunch of granola bars and we had a small love affair with Crunch and Mmunch earlier this week. Seriously, have you had Crunch and Munch? It’s a little addictive. A lot of other times, there are 100 calorie packs and things of that sort lying around. And here is my problem. When I see food, I want to eat it. I don’t even like a lot of the 100 calorie packs, yet I eat them anyway because they are there. Maybe I’m bored. Maybe I just want to take a break from working, I don’t know. But when I am faced with snacks, I will eat them. I honestly think this is contributing to my weight gain. Think about it, if I’m eating 200 extra calories a day, that’s an extra pound every two weeks. I just don’t know how to resist temptation. I’ve been trying to bring in my own healthy alternatives, but sometimes the chocolate craving is too hard to ignore.
Suggestions please! How do you ward off temptation? Especially of foods that you don’t even really like?
The problem is not with my actual meals. I’m still eating the same type of generally healthy fare that I have always eaten. Last night, Jason made Taco Salads. Per my definition last night, a taco salad is a salad with refried beans in it.
In addition to the refried beans, the salad also contained lettuce, sauteed zucchini and onions, salsa, a little bit of tortilla chips and avocado.
So, yeah, my meals are fine. I’m not going to change them, but I want to get a handle on my incessant snacking. I also like to eat dinner earlier than Jason does. I get home at 6 if I don’t go to the gym and I immediately want to eat. If he’s not ready for dinner, what do I do? You got it, more snacking. Argh.