Oh Marshmallows!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ok, so this has been my worst week so far. Employee appreciation lunch on Thursday = Bad Candice. Moe's for employee appreciation lunch = Worse Candice. I'm not going to beat myself up over that. One bad meal doesn't undo a week of hard work. But, I didn't work hard this week at keeping my eating in check.
I bought marshmallows at Kroger a week or two ago. I bought them because I needed 2 more items in my "buy 10 get $5" and marshmallows were 69cents. Smart, right? Moneywise, yes it was, maybe. Was it smart to put marshmallows in my house? Nope. I shoulda just bought more broth!!
So, what is the best way to eat marshmallows you ask? That would be with peanut butter. Peanut butter and marshmallows are one of those combinations that make my taste buds sing "Glory Hallelujah!" And my taste buds sang that a lot this week. Like a whole bag in 3 days.
For shame Candice!!! However, though I dread stepping on that scale tomorrow morning, one good thing came out of it. Minor maybe, but potentially huge. I noticed for the first time that I was emotionally eating. I tried to find comfort in those marshmallows. I have never paid attention to it. I had a hectic day at work and as soon as I walked through the door I kissed my husband and disappeared into the kitchen. And then there's that poisonous mentality that says, "You need to eat all of those so they won't be there to tempt you anymore." Hence, the marshmallows disappeared in an embarrassing amount of time.
So, this was one of those weeks where learning occurred from making mistakes. I hate having to learn using that method. But, next time I have a bad day at work, I can make a more healthy choice such as exercising when I get home. Or maybe I just won't drift into the kitchen until I've had time to wind down. And next time I am at Kroger, marshmallows will not enter my cart.
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    I guess lucky for me, I don't like marshmallows (unless there melted or roasted). I was going to tell you that they freeze fabulously, until I read further and saw that would not be necessary. emoticon

    I do however love peanut butter!! Ugghh, I always tell myself that I will just have a spoon full to get some protein quickly, but that always turns into two. It ends with me telling my daughter to put it away so I won't continue to eat it. Then sometimes, I actually lay in bed thinking about getting another spoon......... emoticon

    Have a great day!
    2044 days ago
    You got a bag of marshmallows to last 3 days!! Respect to you emoticon In our house a bag of marshmallows will last 2 hours, tops.
    As far as health goes, they have lots of sugar but no fat so it could be worse, you could have munched chocolate that has both. I have never tried marshmallows with peanut butter. I can now never unread what you have written but I will give it my best shot emoticon
    Keep on sparking, you sound like you have a real handle on things.
    2044 days ago
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