So..... the topic for day 6 is: Protect your program
- Watch for chances to respond to food invitations by using the line; "Not just yet, I´m going to wait a while".
- Identify at least 3 high risk times or events such as family gatherings or quiet weekends. Write down how you´ll protect your program during these. For me the worst are the weekends. DH works Saturdays and Sundays and gets home after 9pm. I work Saturdays BUT I work form home - so it´s easy to go to the kitchen. I have to watch the wine. It´s too easy to have 2 glasses while watching Sunday afternoon movies. I also loved eating popcorn then - so now I´m just NOT even going to buy it - because for a start I use FAR too much salt and already battle with water retention. I need to eat fruit, fruit and fruit. We always have loads at home and I just ignore it. An apple would be perfect instead of popcorn. Another dangerous time is after dinner. DH loves snacking and invariably offers me;somehting. They are healthy snacks - just NOT necessary after having dinner so late. I need to STOP eating after a certain time - it´s difficult as he gets home after 9- closer to 10 in summer, then showers and by the time we finish dinner it´s really late (we´re in Spain) This is something I´m going to have to work on and stick to.
- Do at least 1 thing today that reinforces your determination to protect your prgram at all costs. Tonight I´m going to watch myself after dinner and enforce a rule re. dessert / snacking.