Okay, I’m embarrassed to post this, but since my blog is more my journal than just a blog I want this memory written down to remind me to never do this again.
Late last night I went into the kitchen to grab a drink for my husband. I saw the large baggie full of chocolate chip cookies my girls had baked earlier in the day. They looked very good and I only ate one earlier in the day. I told myself I wasn’t going to have a cookie because I knew I didn’t need one. I had already figured out they can be about 143 calories a cookie, and I knew I didn’t need a sugary treat.
As I got out the juice to pour I saw some macaroni and cheese from lunch. I knew I shouldn’t have, but I ate a bite, then another and then another. Unfortunately, I probably ate a full cup of cold macaroni and cheese.
I wasn’t full by any means, but I knew I shouldn’t have done that.
Well, this morning I wrote it in my journal and when I looked up the calorie count I saw it was 410 calories for one cup.
four. hundred. ten. *sigh*
You know, the dumb thing is that had I just had the cookie and a cup of 1% milk it would’ve only been half of calories of the macaroni and cheese. I probably still would’ve felt bad for sneaking a cookie so late at night, but at least I would’ve felt bad for fewer calories.
To find the silver lining on this cloud, I almost ate the cookie after eating the macaroni and cheese last night, but I didn’t. So, at least it wasn’t over 500 calories. This isn’t making me feel any better now, because I know I shouldn’t have had the snack at all.
I am posting it and will move on. Lesson learned, I hope.
I have had to learn this lesson a few times, and something tells me I will have to learn it again later…its all a learning process. Try not to be too hard on yourself! ((hugs))
at least you see silver linings…i've been so down the past 2 days…I can't get myself together. I need to get with the program!
I have done exactly the same thing. It's good you are just moving on. I looked over your post yesterday – your plan sounds good and I know you will be successful if you follow it!!
Macaroni & Cheese is evil, I tell ya! I couldn't believe the nutritional info when I looked at it. Great job not eating the cookie! I can tell you, I probably would have eaten it.
You have learned and will be just fine.