Weekend Food Overload
Monday, December 12, 2011
I wanted to reflect on this weekend to see what went wrong. I noticed that I let myself get too hungry which led to overeating. Every. Single. Day. I also did not drink nearly enough water! Now that I know the trend that leads to overeating hopefully I can learn from it for the future. Here are the details of my weekend food overload:
Friday: The day went great! I had Subway and an apple for lunch, came home and had a snack (Orville SmartPop) and then decided to make peanut popcorn to take to my Christmas party. I ended up munching on the popcorn that was sugary and way too high in calories. I had planned on making fruit salad but didn't have all of the ingredients. I'm not sure what prompted me to make a sugary mess...
We were going to eat before the party but ran out of time. Thank goodness there wasn't anything other than fresh veggies that I liked at the party. So far, so good. My husband made a small goodie plate to take home and I ended up eating a small cheesecake square and a chocolate cookie. I reheated two tacos for 'dinner' when we got home. I added some miniature Reese's and another cookie and a brownie. I have no idea how many calories I ended up consuming.
Saturday: I worked out and cleaned and then reheated two tacos and had some chips and dip for lunch. I finished my Christmas shopping and was famished when I got home. I ended up having two mint truffle kisses and a cookie. We went to a friend's house and they wanted to get Chinese. My go-to Chinese meal is garlic shrimp with extra veggies and steamed rice. I didn't do too badly but for some reason when I got home I had a granola bar, two miniature Reese's and half a cookie. Plus I ate some of my Chinese leftovers.
Sunday was the Mother Load of my food overload. We went to Wheatfield's for breakfast after church(a homey, butter laden calorie bomb of a restaurant.) I ordered a gingerbread waffle and an egg. I guess I just wanted to enjoy Wheatfield's since we only go there about once a year. We try to choose restaurants that aren't SO high in calories AND that post their nutritional info. I only added a very small amount of butter to the first section of my waffle and realized it didn't even need butter. It was really good! I didn't even add syrup. I had two bites of my husband's cinnamon roll and two bites of my brother's fried chicken.
My brother really wanted to make scotcheroos so we stopped to get the ingredients. Once they were finished I had a small portion. We then went to Ken's brother's house. I was starving by dinner time and ended up having a piece of toast with peanut butter and some Triscuits. I also had half of a serving of chips. I was trying to eat a very small dinner to make up for lunch.
We had Ken's high school aged cousin with us and he asked if we could stop at Burger King on the way home. We ended up stopping and I didn't order anything. I made the HUGE mistake of asking to try one of BK's new fries. I don't even like fast food fries. The people accidentally gave them an extra large fry and I ended up eating the whole thing :( I was SOOO mad at myself. I haven't eaten BK/McDonalds in I don't know how long. I should have eaten a larger but still healthy dinner and then I wouldn't have even thought about trying the fries.
Oh well, what's done is done and I have learned from my mistakes. Stay hydrated, eat when you are hungry and make better choices. This week I hope to stay in my calorie range every day and increase my workouts to 60 minutes instead of 45. I also plan on drinking extra water. This SHOULD makeup for the damage I did this weekend.
Here is to a better week!