My Lenten fast (not eating anything after dinnertime) is having more of an effect on my life than I had expected. I didn't realize before I started this "fast" how much food I was saving to eat for after R went to bed. Because I don't want him to eat these things (chocolate, cookies, ice cream, etc.), mostly due to the sugar and its unbelievable ability to turn my sweet boy into a whiney monster, I would always eat them after I put him to bed at night. While I lounged on the couch. With my computer in my lap. While watching TV. In other words, while I was being a sedentary blob.
Now that I'm forcing myself to eat any dessert I want at the dinner table immediately after my meal, I usually don't end up eating anything because I don't want R to have any (see above). For a couple of weeks, I made sure that I ate a candy bar or cookie or something at work during the day to make up for not having anything at night. But, now, I really just don't want those things. I don't have the urge for them.
Evidence: We've had five boxes of Girl Scout Cookies in the house since last week. I have eaten a grand total of 2 cookies! This is unheard of in Kristenland. Normally, I would have already consumed "my" box (the peanut butter and chocolate ones), probably in one or two sittings, and would be sneaking some of A's box (the coconut, chocolate, caramel ones).
And, tonight's evidence: I declined a FREE SUNDAE. That's right. The free sundae that came with my meal. The sundae that I can order with peanut butter sauce. The peanut butter sauce that I could eat a tub of with a spoon because it's so salty and wonderful. I wasn't in the least bit interested!
So, either my Lenten fast is actually helping to change my unhealthy eating habits or I'm about to come down with the flu.
Happy weekend! It's supposed to rain and rain and rain here, so R has requested that we go bowling. Yay!
Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead on Sunday!