Sunday, March 31, 2013
Time to get back on track! I didn't fall off track too badly, but I did spend a lot of time in the car today, and went far too long without eating. And then I made the mistake of allowing my mother to put together a plate for dinner.
In the morning, I did well. I had my normal breakfast, and my normal morning snack. Then we had Easter dinner as a family at 1. Because we had to take my brother back to school and he wanted to get on the road around 2. So dinner was my lunch and I was okay with cheating a bit. It is a special occasion and I don't eat this type of stuff all the time. I had delicious ham and homemade mac and cheese and a really great salad and green beans. So really just the mac and cheese was bad. Ham isn't great either, but it's not mac and cheese.
After "dinner" I took my brother back to school. It's a 2.5 hour drive each way. I had no idea what to pack to eat, so I didn't pack anything... and when I got home, I was famished and Mom had made me a plate of all the stuff I'd had earlier, without the salad, and this time, with 2 biscuits. I was anticipating Easter Dinner: Round 2 when I got home, but I was planning on skipping the mac and cheese, and I was totally unprepared for biscuits. I should have left them on the plate. But I didn't because I was famished and they were delicious. Whatever. I'll live.
It came up in conversation today and I finally told my family that I have a new "diet" and I'm really enjoying it. Oh, I remember. Dad came in with a 12 pack of Mountain Dew and Squirt each. I knew he had me in mind, because everyone in that house likes Coke. So I told him thanks, but I don't drink soda anymore. The last time I had soda was when Mom ordered it for me before I got to the restaurant last weekend, and I didn't even want it then. So please, stop ordering me soda and stop stocking your house with it just for me. I drink water. Keep the ice stocked, if anything.
Then he gave me a box of Girl Scout cookies. Tagalongs. And said "You like those, don't you?" I politely said yes, even though I don't really. Samoas are the only Girl Scout Cookies that I really go for. Thin Mints are occasionally tempting. So I took them. His birthday is next week. I'm going to be super tacky and re-gift them to him then. I don't really care. I'd rather give them back to him, then put them out at work. I am not going to eat them. They really don't tempt me in the least... and what, 140 calories for 2 cookies? No thanks. I can think of much better ways to consume 140 calories.
Oh. I usually weigh in on Saturdays, but I missed yesterday because I wasn't home, so I did it this morning and I had some good results. Down a pound for the week and inches here and there. Hooray!