There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love,
but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, February 22

Will Power

So, last night I was starving! And it was late at night. I tried to stay away from the kitchen. You know if I lived in a bigger abode, I could physically put myself a good distance, but I don't.
(And with the way real estate prices are going in California, not likely going to ever happen. Unless, I find a big pile of money somewhere, or win the lottery. But, you NEVER know. :wink:)
I tried that glass of water thing too. EH. I have NO will power. HELP!

So I had a handful of fritos, the kid and I were pretending they were monster teeth. :giggles: Then he fell asleep, and I had a handful of fruit loops. You would think I would have some healthier snacks in the house, but I am working on eliminating this huge cache of food I have stored in my cupboards. My theory is if there isn't food in the house, I wont eat so much late night. But the reality isI snack on bad stuff. :lol:

Time to go to the farmers market for veggies and get fresh fruit. Then to trader joes for pretzel thins and whole wheat tortillas, and whatever else I can find that is low fat, low cal, and good for me.


  1. My secret to not snacking is only keeping condiments in the fridge. In the middle of the night, I rarely want a scoop of mayo.

  2. honey, you're doing great. you are an inspiration in so many ways.

  3. I have the same struggles.
    I'm trying to fix em by planning for snacky nights. I buy low cal healthy things then eat them on special nights only. It gives me something to loom forward too and stops me from eating allll the time,which I always want too,lol

  4. Good luck, Mel!

    And if you figure out how to break an addiction to bad snacks, let me know.

  5. You ARE doing great! Keep it up!

  6. Ya. The water thing doesn't work for me either. Try making your own hummus and black bean dip, and always have salsa on hand. All are good snacky things. I usually use rice crackers or those quaker mini rice cakes for dipping. Baked nacho lays are a pretty satisfying snack and won't damage the waist line too long as you don't devour the whole bag! LOL. And you're right about the food in the house thing. I always keep the cupboards stocked with good things. It really does help.

  7. Just keep in mind that you should NEVER deny yourself something that you're craving. Better to have it in a small amount than to let it fester and turn into a full-on binge.

    But you are right, if it's not in the house, you're less likely to eat it because you'd actually have to go out and get it.

    Good luck, Mellie Mel!