A lovely way to resist snacking tempatation........
Get on the telephone to a friend.
One that can share your highs and lows. And that you can have a laugh with.
My children nap well at lunchtimes.
Subsequently the precious hours between midday & 2pm are "my time". Golden.
However, it is sometimes far too tempting to sit down with a novel and some nuts.
Or get seduced by Twitter with a bowl of Twisties at my desk.
Or watch some crappy TV with some crackers.
So, I have to be super aware of resisting temptation at these times, as golden as they are.
It is all too easy to sell myself the concept of the "reward".
I have dealt with these three little tackers all morning, since 6am. They
have run me ragged. They are finally all peaceful.....what treat can I have to
celebrate my down time? I need a reward for my mothering endeavors!
Of course my immediate & longstanding reaction is to nibble on something salty and greasy.....
So today, instead, I rang a friend. We talked about everything and nothing. Weight losswas a topic of conversation, but certainly not the only one. We touched on relationships, family, babies, friends, careers, all in the space of 30 minutes.
It was time richly spent.
And much healthier and heaps more satisfying than a bowl of chippies........