As I was walking Rex and Jack, I was wondering what I should write about this evening. It hit me very quickly, why not write about that craving for Edy’s chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream that is sitting in the freezer and has been plaguing me since this afternoon. Perhaps by writing about it, I will exercise this intense craving out of my system. I was fine yesterday, I didn’t even think about it at all. Today is definitely not the same, ordinarily I wouldn’t worry about it, but over the past few weekends, I have over indulged and I really want to take a nice break from sugar and fat, which unfortunately for me, ice cream my favorite indulgence, has it in abundance.
Now, I pay attention to what the health and fitness “experts” have to say when you encounter a craving; they offer many easy tips such as making sure that you aren’t dehydrated, eat a piece of fruit, do an activity or write about it. So far, I have been drinking coffee, water and diet ginger ale, I ate oatmeal for breakfast and then a banana at 11:00. I walked the dogs twice by this time, I then had a turkey, provolone cheese sandwich with mustard on 15 grain bread for lunch. I wrote 4 political posts on my other blog, A Progressive’s thoughts. When that wasn’t enough of a distraction from my craving, I went outside and vacuumed the pool and then skimmed it to make it nice and clean. I fed the dogs, ate an orange and then walked them again. Craving is still with me. I really don’t want to give into the ice cream craving because tomorrow I will feel even fatter than I do today. I am wondering if today is all about hormones, I hope that it is because if I stay strong,this should be over tomorrow, theoretically. If not, I’ll probably cave and I don’t want to do that. I shouldn’t think about tomorrow, I have to just worry about today and today is almost over.