Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow...

Look, it snowed last night!! Actually it started around 5:00 PM yesterday. I was really surprised. I hadn't looked at a weather report lately and didn't expect it. I can't remember the last time we had snow this early. Oops, just remembered the last time. It was 2006 and my niece and nephew and I were at Snowshoe looking around on their visit. When we left home it was in the 60's and before we left Snowshoe we were walking in a blizzard. There was no snow here on my mountain when we got home. So maybe that really doesn't count. We're supposed to have 2-6 inches at my elevation.

I have a friend that I play a game with about snow. We compete to see who is the first to call and sing the song. I won yesterday!! I used to win all the time until she got caller ID. It's been kinda hard since then. Apparently yesterday she was so busy cooking supper that she forgot to look at the caller ID or just forgot about why I would be calling. We usually just talk in the mornings. Guess what I won! The satisfaction that I was first this year :o) Isn't that a great prize?

I have my Internet Explorer home page set to the National Weather Service and I usually don't look at it when I get on here, but it's about that time of year that I'd better start checking it out. I just lucked out this time with getting to the grocery store before a snow. Wonder if this is an omen of the winter we will have this year?
While I was in town yesterday I went to the court house and voted early. I was really surprised that I had to wait in line. Didn't expect that there'd be so many early voters.

Don't know what I'm going to do about my eating. I have no problems in the mornings and afternoons. I'm usually not hungry and have to make myself eat at normal times. Then after supper, all heck breaks loose. I know I've blogged about this before and you are probably tired of hearing about it. I don't know what the solution is though. It's not that I am craving junk in the evenings like I used to. I've pretty much kicked that habit. But it seems that a few hours after supper I get really hungry. I've tried eating a small amount like I do at breakfast and lunch and that doesn't help. I've tried eating a lot until I'm really full and that doesn't help. Granted that I'm eating the healthy stuff now instead of the bad stuff but most of my calorie intake is in the evenings. I've even tried to divide the calories up through out my meals and then I go way over in the evenings. I've tried water and that doesn't help either. The really funny thing about all of this is that when I was an unhealthy eating fatty, I rarely ate much in the evenings after supper. So it's not just a bad habit from a long time ago. Any suggestions?

Hope your Tuesday is a great one.


Donna B said...

Pictures were so pretty! Suppose to snow in our mountains today as well, less than an hour from here. Glad I am laid off right now, I hate driving in snow!
Anyway....how about a cup of tea in the evenings tohelp curb the appetite? I am not a tea drinker usually, but I tried a bunch of different kinds and found one that is really soothing and it seems to help in the evenings. Habits are hard to break, but it sounds like you ave tried alot of the tried and true ideas people throw out there. Soemtimes I also hop on the exercise bike. Last resort.....I go to bed early and read if it is too early to sleep. Good luck! Keep up the good work.

->cara said...

Oh man, what a site for sore eyes. I sure do miss the snow!

First I want to say congratulations for kicking the snacking habit you've had in the evenings. I know that was a tough one.

But I'm thinking the problem with you wanting to eat everything in the house in the evenings is an environmental one. It might be that you've conditioned yourself to crave food when you sit down on the couch in the evenings and now that you're not munchie, it's manifested into actual hunger. Is there any way to change your routine? Maybe instead of retiring to the living room for dinner and afterwards, retire to the porch or the dining room or maybe even just sit in a different place in the living room. Maybe shift your sleeping hours to where you go to be earlier and get up earlier so you have more time in the beginning part of the day where you're not so tempted?

Candace MacPherson said...

You had snow?? How fun. I was at Snowshoe in 1989. SO much fun. It was my first real skiing trip.

Cammy said...

I'll have to wait until to night to see the pretty pictures (stoopid work computer), but I'm having some serious snow envy here.

Have you tried upping your water intake? Also, fiber is *supposed* to increase your sense of fullness, but it doesn't work so much for me.

Above all, don't worry! You're doing great and I'm just sure you'll figure out the best solution!

Fatinah said...

if I up my protein intake during the day I find I snack less......

SeaShore said...

Oooh, I think I'm the only commenter without snow envy! The woods and your porch look pretty, but the snow covered car... not so much! ;)

If you feel actual hunger, I agree with Fatinah that protein is the way to go.