Thursday, December 06, 2012
Yesterday was a great day until dinner time. I planned all of my meals and ate lots of fruit and veggies...Then I worked until 8:00pm and when I called my husband to discuss dinner (we had planned deer steaks and green beans) he told me the package had been mislabeled and it was a roast, not steak.
At this point I was exhausted, frustrated, and hungry. I had not planned to work that late; in my job, sometimes that happens unexpectedly and I had not planned enough snacks to get me through that many hours. My hunger was speaking louder than my reasoning could. I made the snap decision: drive-thru.
Even as I ordered the Whopper, I told myself I should get a salad, but I decided against it.
I didn't enjoy eating it. It didn't taste nearly as good as I had imagined it would and I was so hungry I didn't even slow down to try to enjoy it. I felt ashamed and bloated afterward and I went over my goals because of that one sandwich and the decisions I made that led to eating it. I tracked it and realized I actually met my goals for protein and fiber, which was a pleasant surprise, but I went over on everything else (which was not a surprise). Today will be better. Same fruits and veggies, but no fast food.
I think I need to get some kind of snack to keep in my car (a granola bar or raisins or something) for days that I work longer hours than I had planned and am so hungry that I could easily be persuaded to make a bad decision. If I had made it home, I could have eaten a sandwich or a bowl of cereal (which would have fit in my calorie goals). So...better planning next time :)