I've really got to get my chocolate addiction under control. I once went for 6 months without so much as a sprinkle of chocolate powder on my cuppacino and now I'm eating it every day... I think that in my head I'm thinking that it's OK to have chocolate every day because I'm not eating nearly as many calories as I was before and so I shouldn't be doing any damage to my weight loss... WRONG... WRONG... WRONG!!!
Every afternoon at around 3pm (after having lunch at 12noon) I start to get a little hungry - I'm starting to recognise it more as "head - i need something sweet - hunger" and every afternoon I've gone down to the canteen and picked myself up a 300 cal chocolate bar and eaten it with a cup of tea. Goes down a dream... it really does... and I'm not hungry then until just before dinner time at around 6pm. And then after dinner (if it's in the house) I tend to sit on the couch, watch TV and absent-mindedly eat chocolate.
I've got to stop this habit... so starting from today I'm going to cut chocolate completely out of my diet... down to the chocolate powder on my cuppacino! This is how I'm going to do it:
1. Don't take coins to work - empty out my change every evening into our money tin
2. Get rid of all chocolate in the house - hubby won't like this one, but I've just got to do it!
3. Tell hubby not to bring chocolate into the house - if he wants it he can have it, but just not around me
Any other suggestions for keeping the chocolate monster out of my life would be greatly appreciated!!!
In other news, I had a bad PB yesterday evening when I had baked chicken and vege for dinner. The chicken was really dry and I ate a couple of really big bites without really thinking... violently heaved in the toilet and was sore afterwards...
Exercise has been fab this week:
Monday - Pump 60 mins - 450 cals burnt
Tuesday - Cardio 60 mins - 700 cals burnt
Wednesday - Boxing 55 mins and cardio 40 mins - 1000 cals burnt
Thursday - Cardio after work 60 mins - gym stuff is in the car - aim is to get 700 cals burnt
Friday - Rest day
Saturday - spin class 45 mins
Sunday - PT session 60 mins
I'm feeling really great about my exercise sessions at the moment. My body fat percentage is now at 37% down from over 50%. I'm going to get my bloods tested again to see what my cholesterol is doing. If it's still high I might request to go on meds as I have a family history of high cholesterol levels.
Ok, that's all from me today. Have a good one!