Easter's over

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!
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    You don't think re-gifting wouldn't hurt his feelings?

    I couldn't pass on biscuits either! Yum!
    2180 days ago
    You're still down a pound! That's great! Good idea on the cookies, maybe if you're worried about being tacky giving them back you could bake with them and make it for him to enjoy. I'm sure there's a recipe somewhere on an idea to make something out of tagalongs.

    I think you did a good job balancing and controlling what you could and still enjoyed the holiday with your family. Of course there's room to improve, but each family event will get better and easier! emoticon emoticon emoticon mm
    2182 days ago
    On Friday, Airin's mom made very noodley chicken noodle soup, and we had bread and butter as a side, along with oyster crackers, and then apple pie for dessert. Um... bread with bread and bread, and bread for dessert? Sounds awesome!

    Happy to be home, but unfortunately, we have a bunch of candy that came with us. :-/
    2183 days ago
    Man, for some reason, the thought of biscuits made me salivate! Maybe I will treat myself to one this week!

    Ugh...the family saboteurs are the worst! They are a landmine of temptation! Nice dodges!
    2183 days ago
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