WARNING: What you are about to see may contain disturbingly indulgent food images.
It was one of those kinds of days. A hungry day. A VERY hungry day. And it was freaking cold!
I took today off in the hopes of extending my New Year’s weekend a little longer, especially since I spent Thursday and Friday running around for my lunch party. I don’t know if it was a good or bad thing that I was at home when the hungries struck.
As I said before, it was COLD today. If I wanted this kind of weather, I should have stayed in the midwest. Since I wanted to save the last of my breakfast sandwich fixings for tomorrow (I’m down to my last breakfast sausage patty and slice of 2% pepperjack, boo!) my breakfast options were cereal or oatmeal. Not really in a oatmeal mood lately, and cereal was so cold. But as it turned out, it didn’t have to be.
I decided to have some Weetabix, Fiber One, and lowfat vanilla soymilk. But I decided to heat the whole bowl up so that I would have warm Weetabix. Brilliant! It tastes so good warmed up! I added some Splenda and cinnamon to it and then got the bright idea of adding a tablespoon of chocolate hazelnut chunk biscotti granola and then suddenly cereal wasn’t so ho-hum anymore. Oh and I threw in a tangerine for good measure.
A few hours later, and I remembered why I don’t usually eat cereal for breakfast — it doesn’t last me very long.
Since it was still freezing and I’m getting a little sick of eating leftovers, I decided something soupy was in order for lunch. Last time we were at Super H-Mart, I picked up several packets of udon soup — they look like ramen noodle packets except you have a vacuum-sealed packet of udon noodles instead of ramen. I tossed in some frozen Japanese-style veggies while it all cooked up. And then I realized there was no protein in this lunch. Thanks to the afore-mentioned trip to Super H-Mart, we also had a packet of frozen chicken kaarage, which is Japanese-style fried chicken pieces. See my theme here? The serving size on the packet said 4 pieces was 120 calories, so I felt okay with it. Besides, I was nuking these up, not frying them. I know, I know, who am I kidding.
I think lunch lasted me a grand total of 2 hours before I started feeling hungry again. I tried drinking water to see if I could distract myself. Nope. Hot tea? Nope. Half a sausage roll? That shut up the tummy gremlins for a little bit. But I forgot to get a picture of it.
Now to give myself some credit, I did make my way down to the cold cold cold family room downstairs to play with the Wii Fit for about 30 minutes. Baby steps, right? And speaking of exercise, LA Fitness called me this morning to ask when I was going to come in to pick up my keycard. I don’t remember if I mentioned it, but I cancelled my membership over the summer with all the job stuff going on. I got a “we want you back” email last week that promised no enrollment fees and only $29.99 a month. I used to pay $34.95 a month, which wasn’t too bad, but it was the no enrollment fee that got me. And the fact that there is a location across the street from my office. Same with a Weight Watchers location. Signs, anyone? So I did sign up for the special and was actually wondering what I needed to do about my new keycard. The guy was trying to get me to set up my free training session but he lost that battle — I’m saving that sucker for later.
Anyway, sure enough I was starving again around dinner time. I had already planned out my food for the rest of the day and surprise surprise dinner was going to be more of that damn baked rotini. I even made a salad to go with it and added half of a chicken sausage. But no, I was so hungry that I ended up putting double the amount of pasta I had planned on. And a slice of garlic bread. And ate it all.
You would think after such a large dinner I’d be done for the day. Nope. I had planned on a piece of cheesecake for dessert already. I keep justifying it because the slice is “only” 5 points. Really? I’m over my points and yet I’m still going to eat cheesecake. And a bite of leftover dark-chocolate-croissant bread pudding ( I let Mr. Spice have most of it so I wouldn’t feel as guilty). *shaking head*
So the only thing I have going for me today is the fact that I’ve journaled it all, even if my eating has been crappy. What this means is that I’m really not trying at all. I fell into the trap of thinking that since we had all this food in the fridge, let me just eat what we have instead of spending money on groceries. I can see that’s not going to work. I need to stock up on some healthy staples so that I have better options on hand.
The good news is I’m sick of cheesecake. 🙂
As Mr. Spice just told me, “tomorrow is another day.”