My diet/exercise regimen is just driving me nuts. I never eat quite as well in the depths of winter as I do in the summer, and the combination of odd hours and the fact that I'm not always the one making the grocery lists or cooking has been catching up to me.
I think it mostly comes down to three things. My sweet tooth is always something that I struggle to stay on top of and I know my constant desire to have a brownie or a few pieces of chocolate or a couple of gummi cola bottles or some baked goods or caramel sauce on my pancakes is never consistent with keeping myself at a size I like - but this is manageable, really. Having the occasional cookie is not a big deal and I'm not going to fuss about it. My sweet tooth is not going away, but I'm more than capable of managing it.
What is a big deal is the fact that I haven't been very consistent about breakfasts lately, and that I'm then voraciously hungry at the end of the night. Come 9 o'clock I want to eat everything in sight and if I don't I get nasty grumpy, and at 9 in the evening about all I have the temperament to grab are boxed cookies or chips or something equally terrible. It's stupid, too, because I know when I eat breakfast (or even have a latte for breakfast!) I can keep my evening hunger to a manageable level. When I eat breakfast I'm capable of eating two squares of a king sized hazelnut chocolate bar, whereas when I don't I'm probably going to eat the whole thing.
So I'm trying to make a real effort to do the breakfast thing. It's a hard adjustment for me as I hate eating in the morning, and find it makes me queasy. I may end up making friends with the tub of Slimfast my mom has lurking in her cupboard. I don't know. But I've got to start doing something about it.
What are your food pitfalls? How do you work to overcome them? Any awesome and easy breakfast ideas I can steal?