thanks for your insights. I've already come to the same conclusion: when I plan to feast, I WILL descend into extremely unhealthy options. When I give myself "permission" to nibble, it gets out of control. For me, it is much more the action of putting hand to mouth, than the food (though sugar IS addictive and I should stay away from it altogether)...anyway, a lot of what you say here, I already said in my recent posts. I can't have one "feast day" because it inevitably goes on and on and on, for days and weeks afterwards, in the form of "nibbles" and "just a taste's"
I'm just going to do it. I may have to toss anything that has potential to be "nibbled" ...or maybe not, as that would mean getting rid of the kids' cereal (which I have been known to "nibble") I'm just going to DO IT. I can walk past the stupid golden wheat puffs.
as for the dried tomatoes, they are not oil packed. They are dry, in the bulk section at Winco. No oil added. Though you're right as to the calorie density due to their being dried, but they are more a flavoring in the dish, not a main component. And as for eating oats and not losing weight...that may still be a possibility, as oats are 17% fat, but I think it has more to do with the fact that I often eat seconds, and I allow myself "nibbles" every single day.
I'll continue eating this cheezy oat recipe, because it tastes good and fills me up all morning long. Sometimes I have hashbrowns, but they don't stick to my ribs nearly as long as the oats.
and I like the bullet list thing, adding "no munchies" to it!
maybe I'll start that up again. I went off the boards completely when Bill died. In fact, when I consider what I went through in the last month of Lent, I think I did real well, considering my personal history of eating to comfort myself.
I didn't post it here, but my client who went missing back in October, was murdered on March 25, in a suicide-murder by his own father. The man shot his wife, his son, and then himself...with a hunting rifle. THAT was a hard knock. I worked intimately with that family for two and a half years. Then two weeks later, Bill died suddenly.
It was a lot to take emotionally, and I DIDN'T freak out, food-wise. Not like I have in the past, anyway.
thanks again. I may start a bulleted list again.