360 Days & 3 Temptations Down!

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.

 

Chick-fil-a-shakes

If you haven’t tried one of these, don’t. You’ll be addicted for life.

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?

Look at all that sugar!

Look at all that sugar!

Fluffy goodness.

Fluffy goodness.

All the yum I didn't get to eat.

All the yum I didn’t get to eat.

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.

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Oh, and I also had some apple and peanut butter leftover from one of my meals so I got exactly 16g of peanut butter!

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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!

Β I month down!!!

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