Emma vs. Pizza

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Last night, I made Scalloped Potato Casserole, which is delish and only 235 calories per 1 cup serving. I always have it with steamed broccoli and get a good helping of dinner for under 300 calories.

Last night, that SO did not cut it. I was still really hungry even after all that. So I tried chewing some gum, which got me about an hour. Then, I had a little tea, which got me another 30 minutes.

Then C, in all his infinite wisdom (and metabolism!) baked a frozen pizza. He was still super hungry after the casserole too. I think I need to find a way to get more fiber & protein in there. But, ohhh Sparkers, do you know how great pizza smells when you're hungry?

C offered me a slice, and I said no. Even though Fatty Emma was jumping up and down screaming, 'YES GOD PLEASE PIZZA NOW.' But a single slice of pizza would have been nearly 400 calories and would have wrecked up my day. So I reminded myself of my self-control plant - how it needed this "no" in order to start regrowing. And how I needed to prove to myself that I can still pass up food I know I don't need.

At 9:00, my stomach was genuinely growling, so I had two pieces of toast. 160 calories vs 400 calories? This I can handle.

I whooped that pizza temptation's BUTT and finished the day at around 1600 calories, right in the middle of my range. I've been shooting for the 1500's, but I'll take it.
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  • BRADMILL2922
    Pizza is bad...cuz it is my favorite! Good for you for holding out on the pizza. It is little battles like that one that we win to spur us on to win the war. It isn't easy but you won that one!
    2022 days ago
    Wow! Way to go! That is awesome of you! I am sure, that with each time you exert will power and control over food, you will become stronger! i am so proud of you!
    2022 days ago
  • PUNKY100
    Dear lord you have a much better plant than I do. I took advantage of the fact that my parents were both gone last night to order pizza emoticon I swear it's like the one food that no matter who you are, it will get you almost every time!!! That is freakin so amazing that you didn't have any. That toast idea was awesome, it's crunchy carbs, just like the pizza, but it kept you on track! :-D

    You, my lady, are awesome! :-)
    2022 days ago
    You are stronger than I am. I would have found a way to rationalize not 1, but 2 pieces of pizza. I can usually overcome the temptation of sweets, but pizza in my face? You have a will of steel. Your plant is flourishing today! Way to go!
    2022 days ago
    I love this blog! And I love that you fought that urge -- pizza is one of those smells that gets you even when you're not hungry! I'm surprised no one has come up with a pizza-scented candle, haha!

    Great job!
    2022 days ago
  • KONRAD695
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    Big double high five.
    2022 days ago
    emoticon That's amazing! The smell alone would have killed me.
    2022 days ago
    Great story emoticon
    2022 days ago
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