The Perfect Storm
Friday, March 16, 2012
I totally blew it.
I ate a veggie egg white omlete for breakfast (great!),
the soup and salad for lunch (hooray me!)
and an entire 12" thin crust pizza for dinner (yikes!)
My total caloric intake for the day was more than 600 calories over range.
What went wrong?
1. I let myself get hungry.
2. I told myself it was "thin crust" so it couldn't be that bad.
3. I ate from the box.
4. My husband wasn't home, and since he can't eat gluten, we don't order pizza when he is home, so I told myself it was "a treat."
5. I felt myself reaching a comfortable fullness, and barreled right through it, because I was "just going to have one more slice", and then "there wasn't very much left", etc. until I there was nothing but crumbs.
1. Don't get hungry.
2. Don't eat "diet food" and think that you are able to eat more of it. Eat what satisfies in reasonable amounts.
3. Put it on a plate, and the rest in the freezer. Eating from the box is asking for trouble.
4. Treats are to be savored in small servings.
5. Stop and choose your next step carefully the moment you realize that you are on a wrong path. Destroying the evidence doesn't erase the crime, it only compounds it. Your inner voice is likely to try to justify the current action unless you stop to challenge it. So challenge it.
It isn't the end of the world.
It could have been worse.
It is a blip in the big picture.
But, I hope that yesterday was a better eating day for you than for me! And I hope my lessons learned help someone else avoid the same mistakes.