OK, So Apparently I'm Not Ready to be Out of My Element Just Yet...
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Today was the first time in a very long time that I ate a few hundred over my max caloric number. I ate 230 calories more than my max to be exact. My boyfriend and I went to the movies to celebrate our anniversary which was on the 1st and I ate breakfast before we left (we caught an 11:00 a.m movie) yet still had popcorn and shared his Mountain Dew with him :( I never allow myself to have soda so I was literally like a kid in a candy shop who was just told they could have anything they wanted. Although, I did burn more calories than I overate by, but I can't help but feel guilty anyway.
Once we came home and lunch time rolled around I discovered there was nothing to eat except pb & jelly or soup and I wanted nothing to do with either of them. But it was nearing naptime for the little one and my boyfriend had to soon lay down because he works third shift and needed sleep so a trip to the grocery store was not wanted. Plus I hate having to go to the store when I know I'm going to need to go back the very next day to shop for real. Something I should probably mention is that we are currently living with my aunt and grandparents and my grandmother has a serious grocery shopping addiction. She spends hundreds of dollars a week on...crap, really. We always have multiple containers of butters, dressings, bags of frozen veggies, microwaveable meals which nobody eats, bread crumbs, packs and packs of English muffins and Canadian bacon which also never gets eaten and all of this means there is rarely room in the fridge and never room in the freezer for anything so I have to rely on the pantry. It's very frustrating, especially when I've spoken with her several times and even given her recipes for healthier meals since she cooks dinner every night and it seriously goes in one ear and out of the other.
However, I searched through Sparkrecipes.com and compiled an ingredient list on my phone that I'm taking with me to the grocery store tomorrow. Lunch and breakfast are the toughest meals for me because I either don't have anything in the house to make or I'm at a total loss for what to make. Not to mention I'm a terrible cook! Lol Luckily, I found a lot of recipes that are low maintenance and seem easy enough to make which is perfect for me. I'm really excited to try a gourmet grilled cheese recipe I found because I could live off of grilled cheese and it's something I haven't eaten in over 6 months.
Overall I think today proved that I still struggle with not having a stocked kitchen and with being out of the house near meal times with foody temptations all around me. MUST work on this because my boyfriend likes to go out (as do I) and we recently became able to afford the expense of going out again. I've tried carrying granola bars with me but let's be honest, a granola bar isn't exactly a hearty thing to eat!