Thursday, May 23, 2013
So I had a box of bakery chocolate chip muffins sitting on my kitchen counter. I wish they weren't there, but I still buy them for the family. I know I shouldn't but with kids still in the house I feel like I still have to have some grab and go breakfast items. Again, I know there are plenty of better grab and go choices, but that's another blog.
Anyway, I packed one of those muffins to take to work for my "breakfast" two days in a row, knowing full well, it was not a good choice. BUT........ it has been so long since I ate one of those and it just kept calling me!! It just looked so delicious and I could almost taste the chocolate chips melting on my tongue.... yum!! But I kept thinking...... that's probably close to a 500 calorie meal and it doesn't carry any nutrition. In less than an hour I will be hungry and I won't want to eat because I already used up more than a third of my daily allowance. So yesterday I ate my Fiber one English muffin and peanut butter and brought the muffin back home. Yay!!
Alas, today the muffin found it's way back into my lunch bag. I had already packed my breakfast and lunch for the day, but as I was going out the door, I threw it in there and said: I think I'm going to eat that today just because I want to. So again...... me: "it looks so good" my conscience: it's bad for you. me: but it's only this once. my conscience: it only takes once to start a downward trend. me: but I really want to eat it. my conscience: it's almost 500 calories of empty nutrition and you will be hungry in another hour.
Well I ate the Special K breakfast sandwich that I packed: egg, turkey sausage, cheese on an english muffin (240) calories of fiber, protein and calcium (little fat) and the chocolate chip muffin is going home again!! And now that I have blogged (and bragged) about it I know it won't tempt me again!!
Without Spark People I would not have won this battle!!