Well, I just came up here (that’s my office; I have “Winners and Losers” running on TV in the background, and it’s really quite cosy here…) after dinner to do a bit of housekeeping on my blogs (like approving comments, and updating plugins), when I thought I might just all tell you about what happened a few days ago when I came up here. See whether that will put you off! 😉
Because, a few days ago, also after dinner (all cooked for a healthy weight loss, of course! 😉 ), I did what I sometimes do and went up for a bit of housekeeping on my blogs (yep, just like today). Only this time I took a glass of red wine with me (naughty, I know). And, as lazy as I am sometimes, I drank the glass and left it sitting next to the computer when I went to bed.
Well, and in the early morning hours of the next day, I crept up the stairs half asleep to turn on the computer and check what needed doing that day, and my eyes found the wine glass – and what was in it:
Yuck Yuck Yuck!!!! I had seen this little sucker a couple of weeks earlier and tried to kill it, but it scuttled away faster than I could throw my weight around and hid between some unmovable furniture. Well, I had him this time!!! I couldn’t even finish him off this time, I just threw him out in the garden, for all I know he might be back in the house looking for revenge (or more wine!!).
Unfortunately this episode has NOT put me off the odd glass of healthy red wine. I mean, once you wash the glass (properly!), you are good to go again, right?
Anyway, I thought I am going to share this with you all, it was just so – I don’t know – weird. And Yuck. And shocking. All in one.
And for all of you that are wondering whether I have lost any weight yet, no I haven’t. Still the same, I’m afraid. At least it hasn’t gone up! To be honest, I am sitting here and it is 10:49 pm and thoughts are circling through my mind about going downstairs into the kitchen and making myself something to snack, and I will NOT GIVE IN to those thoughts today. I have noticed that I always start to think about food late at night, especially when I am up doing work on my computer. The best way to avoid this is to head straight to bed. I ask myself – do I really want this food? NOOOO! I don’ t need this. I am full. I am satisfied. All I want is to go to bed and get a good nights sleep, because I am tired. I will be better off for it tomorrow. So all I will do when I go down is brush my teeth and hit the hay. Promise. No empty carbs late at night.
Talking straight to myself in my head when the FOOD CRAVING hits seems to help me just a little to stop this trip into the kitchen late at night. I have actually managed to TURN AROUND a couple of times when I was already half in the kitchen to grab some fatty food, and I am very proud of that. I guess this is reason winning over emotion. So maybe I am making progress… ?
Nite Nite… (no wine glass up here tonight!)
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- John Clarkson | April 21, 2012