I’m beginning to not like Sundays. Not because I typically do between eight and 10 loads of laundry, but because for some reason, I snack ALL – DAY – LONG!
I don’t know what it is about Sundays that I have this compelling urge to eat all day. And not necessarily healthy eating, either. I wake up and have my usual breakfast and always have good intentions of eating healthy the rest of the day and then, sometimes, within minutes, I am in the kitchen opening the refrigerator and the cupboards trying to find something to snack on. I should count how many times I walk back and forth from the living room to the kitchen on any given Sunday. I wonder if I could count that as exercise? : )
Let me share yesterday’s food frenzy with you. For breakfast, I had two packages of instant grits, which I love by the way. I make it really thick and only add two packs of Equal to it. No milk. No maple syrup. Nothing. Just two packs of Equal. Next, I decided to have one of my Vitalicious muffin tops. As I was warming it up in the microwave, I remembered we had leftover fat free Cool Whip from our Saturday night dinner with friends. I made apple tartlets that had a dollop of Cool Whip on them. Well, my Vita tops are chocolate and so of course, the Cool Whip was a perfect topping for my muffin. Seriously, I eat these muffin tops every morning and I never, I mean NEVER put Cool Whip on them. But because it was in my fridge, I had to finish it. It was divine.
Let’s see, what came next. Well, I know I ate some Doritos and then four Cinnasticks from Dominos with a container of the icing, a four-cup bag of Jolly Time 100-calorie microwave popcorn in the kettle corn variety, two crusts off my son’s pepperoni Dominos pizza that he had leftover from the night before that he was gnawing on for lunch, a Weight Watchers chocolate creme cake, Hostess 100-calorie lemon cakes, a pear (Wahoo, I actually ate one thing healthy!) and half of the Greek pizza that my husband made for supper. Forty-four Weight Watchers points later – yes, I said 44 points, my day was done. The four Dominos Cinnasticks were 11 points alone. The container of icing was five. YIKES!
My points would have been a lot higher had my son listened to me and drove to store to get the vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup I was craving and so desperately wanted. As mad as he thinks I was, deep down I was really happy he didn’t. I definitely didn’t need it. Thanks, Brandon, I did actually appreciate that for once, you didn’t listen to your mother.
I know I have to snack some times and not be so rigid when it comes to my healthy living journey, but I do have to admit, it kind of ticked me off. Not necessarily because of everything I ate, but because I felt like I couldn’t control it. Does that make sense? I didn’t beat myself up over it or anything like that, but I just feel disappointed sometimes. Like I said, though, not because of everything I shoveled in, but because I felt compelled or the urgency to eat like that. It’s the not having control that I don’t like.
Well, this morning, I got up at 5:45 a.m., had a healthy breakfast and then worked out. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and did 25 minutes of circuit training. I definitely feel much better and know that I will have a better day today. I almost always do well during the week and even on Saturdays. It’s those darn Sundays that get me. I guess I will have to try better next week.
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