I had yesterday off to go to a doctor appointment with Tony. He couldn’t eat anything the day before or yesterday morning and we had to leave the house by 7. I packed a sliced pear and granola bar. 4 PointsPlus.
We were both hungry for lunch and decided on Jimmy John’s. I usually get the Vito, but decided on the Tom Turkey, no mayo, but added cucumbers and hot peppers. I was only going to eat half the sandwich and half the chips. Guess what? I ate it all for 13 PointsPlus.
So we are waiting for some test results, which I won’t go into detail here. In the afternoon I had to go pick up my contacts at my eye doctor, and of course I went during the hour they were closed for a lunch break. So I went to the library, still had time to kill and stopped at the store to pick up some Karo syrup to make some brittle for my parents in law.
I was walking by the bakery and thought “I’ll get Tony a donut!” Put it in my bag and got in the car, and still had 10 minutes to wait until the eye doctor office opened. Guess what I did? I ate the donut. 7 points, and I ate it without really thinking about what the hell I was doing.
I used to be an emotional eater way back when, and thought I had over come that a long time ago. But it didn’t stop there, I came back home, and while I was watching Biggest Loser on the DVR I got a bag of Chex Mix my brother gave us for Christmas and just mindlessly ate. I finally just threw the bag out – (sorry Charlie)!
So I got busy in the kitchen and made the brittle for my parents in law – my MIL had seen it on the blog and I wanted to send her some. This batch had craisins, peanuts and pistachios. Brittle is so easy to make, it just takes forever for the sugar to come up to temperature – it took nearly 30 minutes.
You can find the recipe here.
I had chicken parmesan on the menu, and seriously wasn’t even hungry, but I ate it. I found these rice noodles on sale – we actually loved them – they have a nice al dente bite to them – 1 cup is 5 PointsPlus. With my 4 ounce chicken and pasta sauce, dinner comes in at 15 PointsPlus.
So all told, with my red wine after dinner, I ended up eating 51 points yesterday. But you know what? I am okay with that today. In the past that would have given me the green light to continue to eat shit for weeks at a time before I woke up from my food coma. But today is another day. I have my food planned out. I have my water bottle packed and my gym clothes packed. And I still haven’t gone over my weekly points – I still have 5 left and 12 activity points remaining for the week.
Do you notice when you are emotionally eating? Do you catch yourself or just give in?
Stats for Wednesday:
- 51 PointsPlus
- no exercise – rest day
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