The month of January was a very cold month. Cold enough to not want to go to work. But I did exercise. I don’t like wearing all those layers of clothes to keep warm, but I’m not a fan of freezing my ass off either. I made a surprising discovery at the end of this month. I’m down another five pounds. So now all together it’s 14 pounds. I had completely stopped eating fast food. There were no more chocolate chip cookies to be had, and I stopped eating the king-sized Crunch bars.
That’s not to say I didn’t think about those items. The one that bothered me the most was chocolate. I don’t think my love for it will go away. But I did find a remedy for my cravings for it. Someone at work had given me a few of those Hershey’s nuggets. These things here……. I had one and it completely soothed my craving for chocolate. I was really happy and surprised. I would always eat wayyyyy more chocolate than I needed when I craved it. So I got an idea. Since Valentine’s Day is coming up and of course, the candy is on display everywhere, why don’t I get some little pieces of chocolate. I ended up getting some Hershey’s kisses in one of those tube containers. Here’s a picture of them…… They work pretty well when I have a craving for chocolate. I’ll eat maybe two or three of them and I feel pretty satisfied.
I got trained on a different position at work about two weeks ago. It involves a lot of walking during my shift. I’m pretty sure that’s another reason I dropped some weight. I had been wanting to do something more physical at work besides just running a machine. I wanted to move around more. So now I’m doing that.
I went and got one of those good sized breakfast burritos from one of the local Mexican restaurants today. I hadn’t had one in a while. It was sooooo good. But I can tell that I’m not used to eating stuff like that anymore. I probably should have eaten only half of it and ate the rest later. But sometimes it’s hard to remember to not be greedy. I guess my stomach capacity is shrinking down a little because I’m still feeling really full some hours later. Old habits die hard. But I’m getting there.
I realized that I’m not an emotional eater like I’ve heard a lot of people who want to lose weight say. I eat things because of the taste. If something tastes really good to me, I’m eating a lot of it. When I’m emotional, I have no appetite. I can’t squeeze anything down my throat. Also when I go to a buffet, I need to realize just because I paid to eat all I can, it’s not a challenge to do so. That food tastes so good though. I love mashed potatoes smothered in butter and sometimes gravy (all gravy isn’t good). I like to dip pieces of meat in it. Ohhhhhhh it’s so good. I won’t drink much because I want to eat as much food as I can. It’s things like that I’m learning to stop doing. It’s not doing me any good. But like I said, I’m learning.