DAY 17: I know better
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Eating got very off track yesterday afternoon. I had taken one daughter shopping for a dress and in the spirit of getting the job done we put off lunch until we were both very hungry. We did find a dress and then we quickly went to the mall food court. I got a reasonable selection (problem came later) which I virtually inhaled and which did not leave me feeling satisfied. We headed home soon after and when I got back home I felt so tired and unsatisfied (though probably not that hungry) that I munched on several things until I was overly full. This reinforces something that I know which is when I let myself get too hungry, I make bad choices. The first choice wasn't so bad in terms of calories, but I ate too fast and still craved something else to relax with. I should have thought through the day better. I don't like to bring snacks with me because I am prone to eat the snack even when I don't need it. It is sort of like money burning a hole in your pocket. When I have something with me, I tend to imagine I am hungry enough to need it. I am still winning the war but lost a little ground yesterday.