Not Paying Attention
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Well, today (Saturday) my eating suffered from an old nemesis... Not paying attention. And by this, I mean that I got completely absorbed into something I was doing. Something sedentary, too. And ended up missing a meal. By the time I "surfaced", I was so hungry that I was ready to eat the cats. But they were too fast for me. AND I was too shaky to fix a proper meal, on top of it all. To add insult to injury, we haven't done a proper grocery trip since returning from our wedding. So that meant resorting to a "panic" run to Sonic down the block. And I'm not kidding about the panic part, either. Speeding, trying to get there before they closed for the night. Nasty at the drivers in between me and food. RIGHT. NOW.
We won't mention my food choices. They were less than ideal, as one might imagine, given the circumstances. The only (small) saving grace was ordering a small shake and not a large. Not only did I blow through my daily calorie count in one meal, but I also no doubt spiked my sugar, cholesterol, and sodium intake for the entire week.
So, feeling sheepish, I resolve to go grocery shopping Sunday afternoon. During reasonable shopping hours and after I've eaten. And I WILL lay in the proper foods, as well as some things that can do in a pinch for those times when I simply get too engrossed in what I'm doing to realize how long it's been since I ate last. Oh, and I WILL remember to start setting the alarm on my computer again. So that I take breaks to get up and stretch, walk around, get more water to drink. and return to normal human eating/sleeping patterns.
One one hand: Thankful that we're close to grocery store and restaurants. But on the other hand: Thankful that I'm not going to wallow in guilt for the rest of the month because I blew it today. Fall down seven times; get up eight.