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I Threw It Out

23 Dec

I can’t believe I did it, I actually threw out a donut, a fresh purchased from Tim Horton’s less then 2 hours earlier donut…it was a vanilla dip with holiday red and green icing on top, it was so pretty…or was before it had an unfortunate encounter with a book, oops!

Here’s the deal, I was at the airport with my cat, my whiplash and my muscle strain trying to figure out if I was hungry or not. I had a while to go before boarding but the food court was starting to close (quite early in my opinion) and I was left with making a rushed decision about food. I wasn’t feeling particularly hungry at that moment in time but figured once I got through security and was cut off from the various food sources in the airport my hunger would kick in and I’d be pissed that I chose to not eat. So I did what any self-respecting Canadian would do, I went to Tim Horton’s! 😀 Ordered a sandwich and on a whim decided to get a donut as well, I wanted a steeped tea but was about to go through security and knew I wouldn’t finish it in time and No Way am I throwing out a cup of tea!

Once the cat and I got through the ordeal of security (fun fact, you have to take the cat out of the carrier and walk through the metal detector while holding the cat so that the cat carrier can go through the x-ray machine…not that I would let my cat go through the x-ray machine but what genius *read that as moron!* came up with the idea of taking a terrorized cat out of his carrier in the middle of a busy airport???) *shakes it off* anyways! Once we got through that and were settled at our gate I decided it was din din time, Mmm! Timmy’s sandwich here I come! It was good, as I knew it would be, I got the turkey chipotle on brown bread, can’t go wrong there! 🙂

I had started debating about the donut, regretting the purchase, thinking I shouldn’t have done it, it was late-ish evening so I shouldn’t be having so much sugar, I wasn’t hungry now that I’d eaten the sandwich and I’m heading home to a bday dinner (mine), a xmas dinner (with the family), and multiple eating out situations over the course of the next week…do I really need to start my week of food-related-activites with a donut? That donut might be the item that tips the scale, that takes me from eating a bit too much to complete over indulgence, it might be the starting point of a horrible food week versus a not perfect food week…I know I know, that’s a lot of pressure to put on one little donut but I have found that the way you start a vacation is how you tend to maintain and end a vacation…it’s all about habits ya know?

So I pull the donut out of my purse (uh, it was in a bag of it’s own, not like it was loose in the purse lol) and realized my book squashed it! One whole section of it was smooshed almost completely flat! Poor donut. 😦 Now yes it was still edible, and some foods, oddly enough, are more tasty when slightly destroyed or just plain messier (like burgers, a burger tastes best when it is messy, I don’t know why, it just does, shrug) and I’m absolutely positive that donut would have tasted delicious but instead…I threw it out. Didn’t even feel a twinge of regret. Sure, I wasted the money I spent buying it but luckily donuts are cheap and if it’s a choice between wasting a bit of money and saving myself un-necesarry calories, well, I’ll save the calories everytime!

Here’s to having a great birthday (today) where I don’t feel I ate too horribly (home made stir fry for dinner thanks to my mom) and homemade birthday cake to go with it (hey! birthdays deserve dessert!). I may go a little crazy on xmas day but hey, I managed to throw out that donut so maybe I won’t? Guess we’ll find out! lol 😉

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Habits

9 May

Everybody has habits – some good and some bad; most habits get us through the day and make our lives easier in some way. For instance, every weekday morning I do the same things in the same order to make sure I get everything that needs to get done done in time for me to get to work on time. Boring? Yes. Practical? Also yes. lol.

Some habits though can be damaging – especially when it comes to weight loss! This past saturday I went out in the morning, well, early afternoon if you want to get technical lol, before I went out I ate a healthy breakfast and was comfortably full. When I got home it was not yet time to eat again, I’d only been gone a couple hours and I so wasn’t hungry! Here’s where one of my habits comes in to play, I wanted to have something to eat – even though I wasn’t hungry and even though in my brain I knew it wasn’t time to eat yet.

Why you ask?

Because, generally when I come back in to the apartment it is time to eat. I leave in the morning for work and when I get back home it is dinner time. If it’s the weekend I am usually gone for a long time and when I get back I am ready for food. So saturday, I got home and wanted to eat, not because of hunger but because of habit. Oh dear.

My habits hit again this evening, *rolls eyes* I had finished dinner and due to having to estimate some of my points today I think I am one point over, so ok, that’s fine, I am full, don’t want anything else, and one point isn’t gonna kill me but even though I wasn’t hungry I wanted some chocolate or other little dessert nibbly thing.

Why did I want it?

Cause my habit is to end my day with a little chocolate or some such thing and to not eat a little chocolate at the end of the day makes me feel deprived in some way…stupid I know, but that’s the way it is. shrug.

Because of my habit – on both occaisions – I ate something I didn’t need or have the room in my daily points for because I just felt like I was supposed to eat something…random huh?

I am working on building some good habits, mostly good activity habits since I am way lacking in those. lol. I have the dragon boating, the weather is starting to get better so hopefully I’ll start hiking again soon, plus I will be starting Boxerfit classes soon-ish. I’ll keep you updated on that as it happens! 🙂 My plan is to have more good habits then bad so when I am tempted to eat something I don’t need I have an alternate thing I can do…ya know, besides stuffing food in my face. lol.

Oh, almost forgot! My food for today:

3/4 c Special K Vanilla Almond = 2 points

1/2 c 1% milk = 1 point

Sushi = 9 points

    – Californai rolls, salmon rolls, dragon rolls

    – miso soup

1/2 Fiesta Salad = 2 points

2 crumpets = 2 points

1 tsp margarine = 1 point

skinless boneless rotisserie chicken = 4 points

1 weight watchers mint chocolate patty = 1 point

Total points eaten = 22, sigh…

Soooooo, I went over my points for the day and this is not the only day this week this has happened, and it’s only Monday! – erg. I’m gonna hafta be more careful and up my activity levels or next weigh in is gonna suck.

My mission for this coming week will be to work on breaking some bad food habits and creating good activity habits – let’s hope it works! lol. 🙂

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