I only had a 10 min break so I grabbed a meatless burrito and a small cup of coffee. It wasn't high in calories, but I ended up hungry very shortly after. Which, in my hungry little mind, means it was a sucky choice. This was actually the best thing I ate all day..... Here, I'll let you be the judge.....
I wanted to go somewhere with WiFi to get homework done and knew that if I came home, I'd get distracted. I ended up at Panera AND McDonald's. Initially, I told myself that it was just a "free" day and no biggie.....it happens, right? The problem was that I got fries and double cheeseburger from McDs and figured it would be happiness in a cardboard cup and delightfullness wrapped in paper. I was so wrong. I didn't even ENJOY it! What a total letdown. By the time I got the kids, I was still hungry AND I only had EIGHTY-FOUR calories left for the day. Totally NOT worth it. In the end, I wish I had just come home, grabbed lunch and headed to the library.
Today, I have been struggling with 2 things: 1) I worked last night and am on a screwed up eat/sleep schedule, and 2) We are super low on groceries and I have no time to go shopping. This means I am eating what I can find in between trying to sleep and take care of 2 kids. I haven't even tracked my food today, but I did have 2 hot dogs for lunch. I've always liked hot dogs and I didn't even finish them. They just didn't taste.....good.
All this healthy cooking and eating has totally screwed up my taste buds! Typically, if I am going to have a treat, I want it to be worth every calorie or I usually don't finish it - just not worth it. A great restaurant.....go for it! Best dessert in town....I am THERE! Bacon for breakfast......Mmmmmm BACON! Crapola fast food or junk food......I will pass.
|Pretty Much....... Yeah.....|
So, lesson of the week is.......
Pack my food ahead of time
Don't go to McDs or eat hot dogs (unless they are on the grill ;-))
Healthier food is pretty much just more delicious. Period. The End.
|Why is this simple statement SO hard for us to figure out (or admit)?|
Question......What works for you? How do you manage your busy lives and still eat well?