Day 16 - one unplanned sugary snack (!!)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Today was tough.
But my unplanned sugary snack was related to my son offering me one of his ice-lollies to eat. It was a moment where my parenting took precedence over diet, simply because I think that for a four year old to want to share something that 'belongs' to them is a very big deal. We were also preparing to go to the doctors and it just seemed like a moment where to say 'no' might have been confusing in his mind.
It was not due to a craving and it was not a snack I would typically eat, but there you have it.
I juggled having my son at work with me, along with various doctors appointments. The stress was extreme, especially when I got caught in the rain, pushing a pushchair. I wanted a hot chocolate badly. But, I didn't have one.
I had arranged with my husband that I would have some time to myself in the evening. This was much needed after such a stressful day. I did have a gin and tonic, but I also gave myself what I was desperately needing: some time alone to focus on a few activities without interruption. It was much needed and I felt a million times better for doing that. There was dessert at dinner, too. In retrospect, I should probably have said 'no' to that. I have to remember that desserts are for special occasions and last night was not one of those.
So, eating-wise it was not my best day. And I will need to pay attention to the little voice that thinks it's okay to have dessert 'because my husband was cooking' or 'because it's a special occasion' - when really, it isn't.