I’ve mentioned before on these pages the challenges that I have around snacks.
So, confession time. The hours between 4pm and dinner are the biggest danger hours for me. I don’t eat sweets, dessert, whatever, so never have anything after dinner. Nor am I ever tempted to. But afternoons? Serious damage can be done quickly.
No matter what healthy snacks I have in the pantry, (I have a particular penchant for ryvitas or rice crackers with cottage cheese and tomato) on a bad day, 1 or 2 can easily turn into 5 or 6. Then the wine comes out. Then the game is over. I’ve mentioned my problems with boundaries in the past.
My snack of choice for Astro danger days like todays Cancer Moon is chobani yoghurt. It has a little more protein than many of the others and a little less sugar as well. Cancer Moon often brings with it cravings for dairy products- so I try to have some on standby.
I tend to deal with problems in a Pisces way- sort of like an underwater stealth bomber. In other words I stick my fingers in my ears and go lalalalalala…I avoid confronting the problem head on.
Lately I’ve played around with working out when Miss 14 gets home- just a couple of days a week on days when she doesn’t do swimming training. She comes down with me. She likes training with me, we chat, and I’m out of the house during the danger zone. As we say, the family that trains together…
It works to a point.
My gym is huge, but is, at 5pm is, to put it bluntly, a pain in the arse. It’s packed, we can never get a treadmill together and rarely is there a cross trainer available.
She’s not allowed to do any weights or weights based classes yet, so the only class we can really do together is Combat (which we love- she’s an Aries, so loves the idea of fighting something…). The other days we come home after having completed a frustrating and disjointed workout.
Now that the days are getting longer the garden is calling with its resident crop of flourishing triffids. Yes, I’m continuing to avoid the afternoon snack issue. Not entirely mature, but hey, whatever works.
How does everyone else deal with the snack issue? With avoidance, temptation or maturity?
Categories: My Journey