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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.

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    339 days ago
    I find the mindset surrounding dessert interesting. Desserts are uncommon to rare for us. Suspect it has something to do with the mindset of our parents and the fact that we both grew up in families of shall I say modest means. No money for dessert.
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