Thursday, June 14, 2012
My sil asked dd how many times we ate out over our 5 day mini-trip to dgds graduation. Until she started listing them, I didn't realize just how many times we either ate out then had the sodium laden treats as a second meal. Those foods I wasn't able to track so somehow I turned off my radar to them.
I also had my radar off at the fast-food that was brought into the house. Chicken sandwiches from the local takeout and large slices of pizza. Then there was the party food. Ok, I only had a couple of chips and a diet soda and lots of water, so who's counting? For the first time in a very long time I ate the whole slice of cake that was handed to me. No guilt. It was delicious.
There was a send-off lunch for dd and I before we flew back to San Diego. I've missed my southern food so I did it up. Corn pone, bbq portk, fried okra and fried apples. Afterall, when will I get to be back in the south again? Besides, I reasoned, it was going to be a very long rest of the day.
Once on the flight back to San Diego I was hungry. I didn't understand. I mean hungry for a meal hungry even after that huge lunch. The trail mix, fiber bar and fruit dd and I packed didn't satisfy. I looked down to see very swollen ankles. I always swell when I travel so the lightbulb still hadn't gone on.
It was sil's simple question that turned the light on. How many times did you eat out?
I've been staying in range while at dd's house, and getting plenty of exercise in. I'm not going to kick myself at that 5 day time bubble. I'm going to remember how lathargic I was feeling and how bloated I got. The way I look at it, my body got a jolt so I'll probably, hopefully avoid a plateau.