Talkin’ to myself and feeling old.
Sometimes I’d like to quit;
Nothing ever seems to fit;
Hangin’ around, nothing to do but frown;
Snowy days and Thursdays always get me down
Okay, so the old Carpenters song is about rainy days and Mondays, but it’s still pretty fitting for this week. On top of a definite post-conference slump, we’ve had almost a full week of snow days. That means that after weighing in at my Weight Watchers, patting myself on the back for being awesome, picking up my kiddo from preschool and heading home, I haven’t left my house in four days.
As you may have seen on Twitter, that has resulted in me eating dozens of cookies that were meant for our church’s college students. And then there was a bag of Doritos. A large bag. That is now empty.
Perhaps, somewhere deep inside, I think I’m just preparing to hibernate? Or, it’s possible that I’m just bored out of my mind and eating to pass the time. Whatever the reason, it’s got to stop. But how? How do you stop yourself from spiraling back into a bad habit?
Side note: The photo above is of my daughter, as she was gleefully scraping an almost-empty peanut butter jar with a baby spoon. I don’t normally let her gorge herself on unhealthy food. As a matter of fact, my struggle with food is never far from my mind, and I’m extra careful to make sure she eats lots of fruits and veggies and very few “junk” foods. But, again, this happened on a snow day. It was probably a Thursday.
Also, research for this post has most definitely resulted in me listening to every Carpenters song on YouTube. They just don’t make smooth altos like that anymore. A shame.
This post will be linked to Friday Fails at My Blessed Life. Because, seriously. I’m talking about a LOT of cookies.