Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I don't know what happens at dinner time...yes, I do! I relax, take it easy and decide I am entitled to what I want after a long day at work and taking care of everyone else.
Tonight I had the rare opportunity to eat alone. I say that because I always cook a nice, nutritious meal for my family of four. I make sure everything is set, we say grace, then eat and talk. Then I clean up by myself. (Not sure why this began - they may put their plate in the dishwasher, but I do the rest).
Anyway, I barbecued two chicken shish-ka-babs with chicken, peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic pepper and the dangerous side - garlic mashed potatoes... oh, yeah, and two glasses of red wine! I shared the chicken with my dog, Roxy, but ate too much of the garlic mashed potatoes! The irony in this story is that I was reading an interview with Jilian Michaels in Fitness Magazine while I was eating dinner! I was fully aware of the irony as I ate the extra cup of mashed potatoes...but did it anyway! I felt that "I deserved it"!
Fortunately, when I plugged my nutrition numbers into SparkPeople, I found that I had stayed within my advised calories for the day. If I had been on another diet, I would have beaten myself up over it.
I know I am conscious of how much I eat when my family and/or friends are at the table.
BUT why did I eat that extra cup of garlic mashed potatoes when I felt filled???