Woke up at 4am so I could leave for the airport around 5am since I was about 30-35 miles out and wanted to be sure I had plenty of time in case there was traffic.. Got bumped up to first class which was a surprise.. so I had breakfast on the plane.. rice krispies and yogurt.. I skipped the dried fruit, did eat the small thing of walnuts and left the sorry looking croissant sitting on it's lonely little plate.
Growing up my mom was very strict with cereals, cheerios or rice krispies for as long as I can remember, then the chex cereals were allowed when they came around.. once in a very great while for a special treat only, we had Frosted Flakes.. My mom baked foods, never fried anything and salt was barely used, we did not eat a lot of cream sauces either and we had vegetables with dinner in the house and fruit on hand for snacking always.. Who knew my mom was a such great role model on how to eat healthy?... My mom is 78 years old and has never had a weight problem in her life. Dad either for that matter, my dad is 100% driven by my mom on what he eats, if she prepares it and puts it in front of him, he eats it, no questions asked. (If you want me to lend him out to any of your husbands, let me know 🙈🙉🙊. My mom is not one of many words, but has always lead by example.. as she has gotten older though.. those words.. lol...
Landed to decent weather, mix of sun and clouds remembering the fresh mozzarella and Italian bread at home and stopped at the local deli to pick up some roasted peppers and freshly baked roast beef for lunch. Add a little balsamic vinegar drizzle and I was in heaven.
My workday was uneventful, working on follow up items for clients, no major crises to deal with but as the day wore on I could feel the exhaustion creeping in and found myself wanting to graze.. and next thing you know, I'm holding a jar of peanut butter in one hand and a spoon in the other.. then I reached for the last mini cheesecake from the other day and ate that (2SP though).. I thought about running out and picking up a piece of fish to make for dinner, but that idea quickly faded as I plopped myself on the couch as soon as the 5 oclock whistle blew and watched the final episode of the Big Bang Theory I had recorded the night before.
Hubby came home and said what do you feel like eating.. and without a moments hesitation I said eggplant rollatini, angel hair pasta, salad blue cheese dressing from Pino's you call, I'll take the ride with you and go inside to pick it up. Yeah, I was in one of those moods.. but good news is I only ate 1 of the 3 rolls and about 1/3 of the angel hair pasta and put the rest in the fridge.
I did find myself back with the peanut butter again though later on as I lay on the couch with the remote in my hand.. and this time I paired it with some low fat honey graham crackers and a glass of ice cold milk..
Woke up this morning, the sun is shining, it's a new day and the past few days, starting with that cookie at the ball game, the very sugary cocktail at dinner and last's nights dive into carb heaven is over. I definitely felt the impact of a few days worth of eating foods I do not normally eat. I was a tiny bit grumpy so I grabbed my I'm nicer after kickboxing t-shirt and got ready to go to CKO.
In order to not cause long term damage, it is time to balance out the extravagant choices with more logical ones.. and after the intense workout this am, my body is craving high protein, healthy food anyway...
It is going to be a glorious day, sadly hubby is stuck working a double due to an emergency leave of one of his workers so our plans to have his aunt and family over for dinner have been canceled, but now I can be a lady of leisure and spend some quiet time with my journal, my music or just my thoughts under a bright blue sky and work on my tan and clean the house later instead of during the prime outdoor time. Oh and I will still be cooking myself a gourmet meal tonight.. may even pop open a bottle of wine.. we shall see..
Have a spectacular Saturday...