Sunday, November 18, 2012
Ok, so this has been my worst week so far. Employee appreciation lunch on Thursday = Bad Candice. Moe's for employee appreciation lunch = Worse Candice. I'm not going to beat myself up over that. One bad meal doesn't undo a week of hard work. But, I didn't work hard this week at keeping my eating in check.
I bought marshmallows at Kroger a week or two ago. I bought them because I needed 2 more items in my "buy 10 get $5" and marshmallows were 69cents. Smart, right? Moneywise, yes it was, maybe. Was it smart to put marshmallows in my house? Nope. I shoulda just bought more broth!!
So, what is the best way to eat marshmallows you ask? That would be with peanut butter. Peanut butter and marshmallows are one of those combinations that make my taste buds sing "Glory Hallelujah!" And my taste buds sang that a lot this week. Like a whole bag in 3 days.
For shame Candice!!! However, though I dread stepping on that scale tomorrow morning, one good thing came out of it. Minor maybe, but potentially huge. I noticed for the first time that I was emotionally eating. I tried to find comfort in those marshmallows. I have never paid attention to it. I had a hectic day at work and as soon as I walked through the door I kissed my husband and disappeared into the kitchen. And then there's that poisonous mentality that says, "You need to eat all of those so they won't be there to tempt you anymore." Hence, the marshmallows disappeared in an embarrassing amount of time.
So, this was one of those weeks where learning occurred from making mistakes. I hate having to learn using that method. But, next time I have a bad day at work, I can make a more healthy choice such as exercising when I get home. Or maybe I just won't drift into the kitchen until I've had time to wind down. And next time I am at Kroger, marshmallows will not enter my cart.