So up until this week things have been pretty easy. There were a few cravings here and there but nothing overwhelmingly driving my desire for sugar . . . that is until last week my husband asked me to stop by Chic-Fil-A. Any of you that know me know how much I LOVE the cookies and cream milkshake from Chic. It is fantasmical. Really. And we pull up to the order microphone and I ask what he wants and he says a large Cookies and Cream shake. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
I thought to myself, what the heck!? I don’t get one, I can’t have one, why are you getting one . . . no fair. Lucky for me they were currently out of that Dreamy ice cream.
But then my husband directs me to McDonald’s, and me being the good wife that I am, take him. 😦 And I get him an Oreo McFlurry and some chicken nuggets. And guess what I got for dinner? A lousy concoction of shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, and peas . . . I wanted to eat his food so bad! BUT, I DIDN’T. I ate mine, sigh.
Fast forward to the next day, Sunday, and Sam comes out begging me to make a treat. And guess what, i did. He asked for chocolate chip cookies and luckily I had all the ingredients to make them! Fancy that. I have never had to struggle against the natural urge to lick my fingers after making all that cookie dough . . . let alone keep myself from shoveling the stuff in my mouth. It was so creamy and delicious looking, see?
So that was temptation number two. And this is how I combated those cravings (though I secretly really, really wanted cookies. Even now that I’m writing about them I’d like to take a nibble . . . come to think of it, there is some cookie dough in my freezer . . . NO!)
This is one of my go to meals when I need something sweet that has a higher protein content. It is plain greek yogurt (Chobani), with a dash of Sugar Free Fat Free pudding powder, a dash of Stevia, and a splash of Crystal Light zero calorie drink liquid stuff (in whatever flavor i’m craving. I think i have 4 different flavors). And then! I sprinkle exactly however many grams of Grape Nuts and slivered almonds on top to give it a nice pleasant crunch. I think I’ll go have some right now! It truly is yummy and a great alternative to sugary treats. It almost seems a dessert in itself, lucky me.
Oh, and I also had some apple and peanut butter leftover from one of my meals so I got exactly 16g of peanut butter!
So, I passed my 3 temptations (the 3rd was from the other night when Sam wanted more ice cream and i went and got it for him and ended up bring my friend and her husband some as well) and it really wasn’t AS hard as I thought it would be. I think I am so determined and my goals are so important to me right now that I am staying strong!
I month down!!!