Tuesday, January 05, 2010
This is about my day on Sunday 1-3-10. Sunday AM breakfasts are good for both Andy and I to catch up with each other and even though I would have preferred to sleep, I got up and we went to Village Inn.
1. I checked the Internet to see if nutritional information was available before we left.
2. I chose the Vegetarian Omlette and asked for egg whites & minimal oil in the cooking.
Not So Positive:
1. Drank diet coke and too much of it
I worked on my flexible spending account data for hours.
1. I didn't eat any candy or other high calorie stuff available where I was working.
2. I did eat a lean cuisine for lunch.
3. I did track food and planned to have Lo Mein At Ling and Louie's for dinner.
Not So Positive:
1. It was 6 hours between breakfast and lunch. This long a time without food can be a disaster and I was fortunate to have the Lean Cuisine available.
So, I arrive at Ling & Louie's now hungry and really looking forward to Lo Mein, even thinking about asking for a box to take half home before the order comes to the table even though I had enough nutritional budget for the entire serving. The hours on the door say they are open to 10:00 PM, but as soon as I open the door at 9:02 PM, a waiter tells me they are closed. I start to protest, but the guy is adamant and he doesn't care what the door says, they are CLOSED!
I'm MAD! Not only am I not going to get what I wanted and what I planned for, the guy wasn't very customer friendly. I think there is a positive here because I identified how I was feeling and my first thought was not the usual "oh well, I guess I'll just have to have @#$%."
I drove to Blue Burrito (healthy Mexican food) to have half a Big Blue, no chips. As I'm driving, I think, this is good and I start anticipating this meal. CLOSED, even though there were lots of people in the restaurant. Geez, couldn't they make just one more Big Blue and let me eat it in the car if nothing else? And what's wrong with this town if one can't get anything to eat after 9:00 PM? I drove by Pita Jungle and they were CLOSED too, but by this time I wasn't surprised.
I ended up at White Chocolate Grill and forgot to ask for dressing on the side for my salad. But the real problem was dessert. I wasn't hungry but here I was again using food to soothe my ruffled feathers from not getting what I wanted. This isn't new, but what was really disappointing was eating this dessert when even the first bite wasn't very tasty. I just zoned out and this compulsive all or nothing thinking takes over. Oh, and by the way, don't remind there are lots of things I could do to stop, because in that moment, I don't want to know. Christine tells me "Just because you crash, you don't have to burn." Well, Sunday night, I crashed and I did burn, but I did not become a flaming inferno because I did leave about 10% of the dessert and then I went and did 45 minutes of hard cardio which is what I had planned to do.