Daily Calorie Goal: 1200 or less
Total calories eaten today: Over 2000. (Movie binge, BLAH.)
The first two-thirds of today's eating was much like yesterday's, and it was pretty easy to stick to it. I was focused. I knew my evening was going to be an un-counted calorie-fest, because I was planning to see a matinee at 4:40 with my teenager. That would mean popcorn, pop, maybe movie candy, and quite possibly Cold Stone afterward. I love Mommy-daughter time. (And no, we don't limit our "fun" time together to eating. That would be irresponsible parenting...)
I spent most of the day not eating much of anything. I wasn't overly hungry, and because I had no carbs in my system, my hunger-pangs were never annoying. I had a total of two cups of hot tea, two glasses of ice tea, a grapefruit, a few bites of baby's apple, and 3 hard-boiled egg whites. That was it - 375 calories total, up until 4:40 p.m.
Then all "fat" broke loose.
|"I SWEAR, I only eat LEAVES!"|
We actually skipped Cold Stone - we were both too full for it (the miracle!) - and got home around 7:45 p.m.
I'm not sure what happened once I was home, except to say that all the preztel and candy carbs in my system must have done it. I was suddenly hit with this MASSIVE hunger. I HAD to eat something. I was looking in the fridge for anything; always a dangerous activitiy. I was frantically thinking, "How can I not completely blow it???" All I wanted was BREAD. White-flour, globby-gluten. The urge was over-powering, and kind of freaked me out, to be honest.
I did the only thing I could think of that would control the situation; I grabbed a Healthy Choice 'All Natural Entree' "Pumpkin Squash Ravioli" frozen meal. I LOVE these. 300 calories.
|Where can I find the "Traditional Lime" flavor?!|
I NEVER diet when there is a special occasion to attend. NEVER. I've tried, and I always feel like it's kind of... rude. I mean, what's the point of going out to dinner in a nice restaurant if you're going to order a side salad and a glass of water, while you watch whoever you're with devour a fabulous meal? I can't do it. That brand of masocism never worked for me.
It's the same with the holidays. I LOVE the holidays, especially the amazing food. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, gravy, stuffing, gravy, fresh dinner rolls (white!) with butter, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, mushroom-wild rice, GRAVY, jellied cranberries, pistachio-marshmallow salad, Chex Party Mix, etc. I love it ALL, right down to the pickle and olive tray. And the PIES! Usually three different kinds, pumpkin with Cool Whip, apple and pecan with ice cream...Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
|I will NOT count these calories.|
|Dough, brown sugar, almonds, BUTTER. FABULOUS!|
|Proof that these folks are human after all.|