Remember the rules?
1. No food or drink (other than water) between 7 pm and 7 am. Nope. Not even fruits. (This one’s gonna be really hard at first.)
2. No chips, cookies, cakes, and ice cream.
3. No sugary drinks. No sugar in coffee.
4. Document EVERYTHING I eat on this blog – pictures are great.
Oh Dear Reader, you will be disappointed in me today. Two things happened:
1. Two shortbread cookies and one dark chocolate covered cookie were eaten at a meeting at work today (do you like my use of the passive verb here?). Yes, I organized the meeting and brought the cookies. No, no one shoved the cookies down my throat.
2. I got home at 6 pm, after work and we had a visitor who didn’t leave until 7 pm, at which point I started making dinner. We didn’t finish eating dinner until almost 8 pm.
So, let us analyze the situation here, shall we?
The first mistake – the eating of sweets, shall we say? – was TOTALLY in my control. I did not have to eat the most amazingly delicious shortbread cookies (“made with real butter” as the packaging so proudly screams at you). But I really wanted to – they’re made with REAL butter! So I did. And the world didn’t end. But honestly my downfall began when I went to Target and put these boxes of cookies in my cart.
The second mistake – the late dinner – was out of my control. Lesson here? I can’t control EVERYTHING – which Hubby tries to remind me now and then and I don’t listen.
Right after dinner, I had to give Thing 2 a bath, feed him, and put him down for the night. Then came tidying up the kitchen and family room while Hubby gave Thing 1 a bath and tucked him in for the night. By the time I realized I wanted some fruits… it was past 9 pm. So I passed. I am now drinking water.
It’s going to be a long night. I have much grading to do… and the later I stay up, the greater the urge to snack. I will have a cup of tea and drink water – and pray for Will Power. (Also, the worse the students’ papers, the greater the temptation to eat, eat, and eat something really bad…)