Why the Sabotage?

I’m challenging myself on several fronts.  There’s the challenge of being a new mom and figuring out what I’m doing.  The Saving is Fundamental challenge.  Challenging to eat mostly organic, local foods.  Challenging to cook dinner almost every night.  And then there’s the one that’s seeming most insurmountable: trying to lose those last 10-15 pounds of baby weight.

It’s like…I’ll make all these good choices during the day and then sabotage myself at night when my resistance is low.  For instance: yesterday I started the day with a bowl of cereal for breakfast (not even a super sugary cereal).  My little sister came over for lunch and brought pizza, but I ate a homemade sandwich instead.  I walked in the neighborhood for at least an hour.  Then I went to my parents’ house for dinner and lost all control — I ate 3 not so mini brownie bites that had been kept in the freezer.  Who knew that they’d be so much more delicious frozen?

I need to figure out some better coping mechanisms at night when I’m exhausted so that I can overcome the chocolate cravings — and I never had a sweet tooth before I got pregnant.  I buy fresh fruit, but it doesn’t quite hit the spot.  Grr.


1 Comment

  1. Mommy, Esq. said,

    March 25, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Are you still pumping? Don’t deny yourself if you are b/c your body’s cravings are a signal you need more calories. As for sweet-tooth I indulge in the mini Dove dark chocolate pieces. Just 1 does the trick (although I prefer 2).

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