Daily Calorie Goal: 1200 or less
Total calories eaten today: Over 2000 (I counted until 5:00, then went grocery shopping. Nearly always a free-for-all, unfortunately.)
And why does this have to be???
When I do find a spare minute to restock the food stores at home, I ALWAYS shop with a very detailed, very specific list. It's an extremely rare occurrence when I put something in the HellMart cart that isn't on my list. I am a very conscientious, very careful food shopper. Plain and simple: I don't go nuts buying crap food!
As I go up and down the aisles, I am looking for organic, 100% whole grain, naturally-sweetened (if sweetened at all), fresh produce, low or fat-free dairy, and diet-lean meats. In other words, I shop for the entire family the same way I'm trying to eat all day on my diet.
So, why would a trip to the Looney-Zoo cause me to binge???
Simple. It's because I love to eat. And when the cupboards are chock-full with new food, all fresh and enticing and yummy... I eat a whole bunch of different things the minute the bags are unpacked.
This is somewhat of a ritual for me. It's lame, I admit it. But it's also something I kind of look forward to, especially since I try to limit myself to two big food-shopping trips per month.
Just think of it as one of many, many, many, many, many, many, many ways I try to justify rampant calorie-consumption. It's always "I deserve it!" or "I counted every calorie up to this point, so I should get a treat!"
I know, I'm pathetic. And a big, bogus loser.
And now, my tribute to the "People of HellMart":
|Who dresses this woman?!|
|She couldn't have FORGOTTEN PANTS. Or could she?!|
|Ah, true love in bloom. SCARY.|
|So wrong, I have NO WORDS.|
|Sheila of the Jungle. RAWR.|
|Another chick who simply forgot pants.|
|I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.|
|I have never understood belly shirts on over-weight people. CALL ME CRAZY!|
OK, so I look at these photos and I feel a LITTLE less terrible about binging on my fresh French rolls and raspberries. I'm just sayin'.