An epiphany: Fatty, sugary food makes me feel like crap and in general, is not worth it.
All week, I had been really good about watching my calories and planning ahead. For instance: Thursday night there was a fund raiser for the high school girls soccer team at a local pizza place - I printed out their menu before lunch, decided what I would order, and knew how many calories I could use at lunch. The best part? I was well below 1800 all week and I wasn't hungry, I didn't feel deprived. It was great.
Then came the weekend. Despite telling myself there would be no Chinese food Friday night, Laura and I ended up there anyway. I told myself a bowl of vegetable soup would probably squeak in under my daily calorie limit, so that's all I would order. I ended up with wanton soup and two big egg rolls. Well, once I had blown my calories it led to all out disaster for the entire weekend. Pizza and subs Saturday night with candy later on, I was starving when I woke up so I had a huge pancake breakfast Sunday morning, hardly a fruit or vegetable seen. I felt like crap, physically and emotionally. I was disappointed in myself, my body felt like sludge, and I was CRANKY because of it.
You know what? I feel so much better when I eat right. I'm not filling up on empty calories so I'm not ravenous half an hour later. I'm happier with myself when I follow the game plan.
So, Chinese food this Friday? Of course, but it will be planned for this time.