An Aha Moment in Starvation Mode!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
So I'm a little stressed out and I'm an emotional eater. I made a wonderful salad for lunch today when I made my husband a salad for dinner last night. I guess that was not enough! So, I was still emotionally starving or hungry! I call my little Wok place a few blocks away to order Shrimp Chop Suey! K, not bad and I even asked for it all steamed, no sauce with steamed rice. *patting myself on the back* When I get there it's not ready and Dairy Queen is next door. I venture into the DQ and look at their Low fat treats in boxes. Not too bad, some were as little as 90 calories per treat. Grabbed 2 boxes and went to the counter. The lady says, "that will be $6.99 per box." WOW, pricey! I put them down and head to Target, while my food is being steamed at the Wok place and grab 2 boxes of Breyers ice cream sandwiches. Low in calories and only $2.99 per box, 6 in each box. (I'm cheap) then I am thinking about the new clusters Skinny Cow has out, so I head to the candy isle. I pick up a tub of Swedish fish. Yummy! Good news and the AHA moment was when I realized that I could have a serving of each item as long as I practice my portion control. At that moment, I was soothed instantly and felt like I had overcome the emotional roller-coaster I was just about to get on. I had a little bit of each at work and plenty to still last me, for around 5 - 10 days, low cost and good tasting. I know fruit would be better, but there are times when you just have to have the chocolate or the sugar you know! At least I am calorie and fat counting! I told myself I have come a long way and that I did not need to undo what I have already accomplished so far by choosing the wrong foods to eat. I actually feel like I accomplished something within myself! THIS IS GOOD!!!!!