Saturday, 16 August 2008

Red Alert

Today I am having a "red alert day" which means, in a nutshell that I am having very strong food cravings and in my battle to keep the "bad" food at bay, I risk seriously overeating anyway! Aaarrrrrgh!

I'm craving sugary carbs it seems. How Rebecca's Frosties made it from the kitchen to her belly without diverting to mine this morning I will never know (her bowl may have been 1 spoonful light...!) And then there's the breadbin, which contains a wealth of opportunities - jam butties, cheese on toast, toast and jam, did I mention cheese on toast, oh, and look, there's crunchy peanut butter - uh oh!

So how am I managing it? Well I had toast, as perfectly allowed, but this means I've eaten into my Healthy Extra allowance for the day right at the very start, which is often bad news. And I used syns to have some butter and jam on it, same problem as the toast really. I followed with a big chunk of melon to try to get the sweet hit without the damage. And I have filled up on savoury rice for lunch and then took the dogs for a very long walk indeed. The dogs are in a state of collapse on the living room floor now, and I do actually feel much much better.

So. Sweet sugary carbs bad, didn't stop the cravings at all. Long walks good, crisis possibly averted. Must remember that lesson for next time!

5 comments:

Christine said...

Hey I was totally going to suggest exercise ;)

I hope you've killed those cravings but proper!

Anonymous said...

Time of the month???

Wendy said...

I think you're right, anonymous. Certainly feels that way today.

goodbyetoallfat said...

I'm so glad I don't have kids sometimes, so that I *don't* have to keep any bread / jam / peanut butter / crisps / treats for kids in my cupboards at all !!!

Loth said...

Your strength of character impresses me. I'm afraid I gave in to chocolate raisins on Friday. Raisins count as fruit, right?