Okay, so yesterday I confessed I had a latte (non-fat, decaf)...and wondered how much damage that cause me calorie-wise.
Well, I have just discovered a "trigger food". I was doing great all day, went to visit my sister in law, brought my own chicken and brown rice for lunch all portioned out and 2 apples. Brought the kids lunch bags too with all their snacks and lunch. Organized. Read for the day. Bring it on!
Then I take the kids to piano class. It was a long afternoon and maybe I did not bring enough snack for myself (ie. looking back I needed more veggies packed). Every thursday at piano we go to a local bakery and I get 1 small star cookie for the kids (shortbread , 1/2 dipped in chocolate). So usually I would order cookies for myself, sometimes delicious biscoti...etc. but not this time. I told Gerald (the baker) that this was my year, no cookies for me and he bantered back that it was going to be a long year! He wasn't trying to be mean, and actually it made me chuckle. I ordered my drink. I was satisfied with my little indulgence.
Okay, fast forward to dinner. I ate well, on plan, life was good.
Strangely about an hour after dinner I kept thinking about my latte. Dreaming about chocolate. I was even watching the Season 1 of the TBL Australia. That stuff always motivates me to stay strong. But not last night.
I caved. I got some chocolate, and then mindlessly ate more chocolate.
I feel really bad about it. But I am going to stay strong today. Because in the past I would just think it was all over, but it's not for me this time. Today is another day. I am going to plan, eat well and stay on track- because it feels great to eat well and be healthy.
Sorry to everyone for not being strong last night!
edited to add: So I've learned : I MUST stick with tea. Coffee seems to always trigger chocolate cravings. It was such a huge part of my lifestyle (coffee/with cream and chocolate for breakfast). UGH! I really didn't think a latte at 4 in the afternoon would cause cravings...but it did.