Tonight, I was hungry. The girls and I had been out grocery shopping so I didn't eat till late. I carefully cut the frozen pizza into fifths to make sure I had the right amount of calories. I didn't want to go over. After, I was still hungry so I checked my calories and found I had just enough for one more small slice. But no more, I was walking the line.
As I cleared the table I realized I had forgotten to add in the vegetables I ate while the pizza was cooking. That put me about 37 calories over my range. That's about when I went crazy. I had no more patience left for myself. I had made too many stupid mistakes in the past few days. I thought, "SCREW IT!" and began to eat. And eat and eat and eat. If I was going to go over, then I wanted to make it worth it. 600 calories later and this train wreck came to a screeching halt.
And, of course, now I feel like crap. Lucky for me, I've been saving my free day, just in case.
- I must eat on a schedule. If I'm having 5 small meals a day, I can't let 4 hours elapse without eating.
- Drink the water! I forgot to fill my water bottle before I left, so I was behind on water intake.
- Plan meals, even when Matt is out of town. Otherwise, I just end up eating high-caloric, low-filling meals.
- Don't shop when you're hungry.