Breaking the Habit

I have this incessant habit of wanting to eat something sweet after every single meal.

After breakfast, I can usually control it.

Lunch, sometimes.  I can usually eat a piece of fruit or yogurt and be chill.

Dinner, I can’t even handle it.  MUST. EAT. DESSERT.

So, cue the conscious habit breaking!

I’m a firm believer in the power of mind (hence my degree in psychology), so I know I can do this… and I know it won’t be easy, at all.  Tonight, I took a step forward by overcoming my desire for a massive dessert, instead making a delicious iced coffee and having a finger-scoop of Nutella.

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Look how beautiful!  I poured the coconut milk in after the ice and coffee, and it made a wonderful little pattern.  Sadly, my camera was dead, so my (grainy) blackberry picture must suffice.

Anyone have any tips for habit breaking?  Getting over my dessert obsession?

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A beautiful sunset from country-ville, Ohio!

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Part VI: Photography

The winding journey of learning how to photograph the beauty of life.

Canon SX120 IS, the ever handy.  Click for higher resolution!

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A friend of mine, having completed his exams at Oxford University, summer 2011

The ever-lovely Stonehenge, England, spring 2011

Which can also be rather ominous – Stonehenge, England, spring 2011

The Altar of St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Rome, winter 2010

Foggy Mornings

I woke up this morning feeling 1) sick to my stomach and 2) like it was October.

The first was caused my horrible eating last night, so that’s my fault.  After a cup of tea and tums, I was finally hungry for breakfast after being awake nearly 2.5 hours.

The second made me really happy and influenced my breakfast choice toward pumpkin oatmeal!

This consisted of a heaping 1/4 cup of rolled oats, a dash of SO Delicious Coconut Milk, 1 cup of water, heaps of cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg and about 1/4 cup of pureed pumpkin.  I stirred in a touch of vanilla protein powder and vanilla extract at the end. I topped the oats with a dash of grape-nuts.

About to hop on a conference call with the Red Cross to do a presentation, then into town to workout, get some fingerprinting done for a silly FBI check for grad school, and back to have a lovely Skype session!