Saturday, December 6, 2008

Fell Flat on my Face

The last 3 days have been a miserable failure. I nibbled at work. Who can resist lukewarm fries that have been sitting for like half an hour and are about to be tossed in the trash. Apparently not me! Thursday was just bad...the whole day was one big bad day. I was out of the lunch meat I had to make sandwiches for work. My last apple was bad. So I had to scramble for something to pack for lunch at work. Work was super busy. I'm not sure but I think we were missing a person. At least it felt that way. I had to stop at the store on my way home to get another loaf of light bread. The mood I was in, if I had more money to spend I would have come home with a pint of ice cream and eaten the whole thing. Instead I remembered I had a can of crescent rolls. I didn't even bother to separate them and roll them up. I threw the whole roll of dough on a pan and let it bake. While it was baking I ate a sleeve of Ritz crackers. I should just bought the d*mn ice cream.
36 Ritz crackers and a whole can of crescent rolls = 1520 calories
One pint of ice cream = 600 calories
A hundred little things just got to me and I caved. Work was crazy the past couple of days, it's been really cold and I hate winter, payday is still several days away and have less than $1 in my wallet, and it getting to be that time of the month so PMS has arrived.
My money situation gets me the most. I used make a lot more than I do now. The rent, water, gas, etc are paid and there's enough food in the kitchen. But I don't have money to just go buy something when I want it. There's still "bad" food in there. I didn't want to wait to start getting healthier. There's a million things I want from the grocery store. And it frustrates me to have to wait.
BUT even though I have fallen flat on my face I will get back up. The food in the kitchen is not exactly health food but it'll have to do for now. When payday rolls around, you better believe I'll be stocking my kitchen with fish, chicken, frozen veggies, fresh fruit, fat free yogurt, healthy cereals and snacks.


MizFit said...

delurking for some loving naggage. may I nicely ask you not to say failure? :) to say they didnt go quite as youd planned? hoped?

and the money thing? good GOSH I feel you on that one. the pinch. I was watching an oprah :) I taped last night and dr oz went on and on and ON about the benefits of all kinds of beans and how inexpensive they are.

perhaps make that youre new food to try next week?

just a few thoughts..


Ron said...

Today is a new day! You can do this. I know we all have busy lives but One of the things that I have noticed that has helped me the to keep on track is actually, posting to my blog everyday and reading posts of others successes and disappointments along with the comments people post on my blog. It really helps me want to do this. I don't want to have to post a "I screwed up today" message on my blog, but sometimes I have to.
Blogging is part of my healthy lifestyle plan. Just a thought !
Do you think if you would have posted this message after the first day that any comments you recieved my help you on that second day ? Hang in there, you had your three days. Now show us you can have a good post about the next three days.

Tamzin said...

hey Amy! you are so NOT alone on these kinds of set-backs. You have to just move ever forward.

...easy enough to say on this side of the keyboard, but we are all going to have bad days/times, but you can always try to make them less frequent, thats still a win and a step ahead from where you started from!

I was doing some reading on frugal healthy shopping last night too. Its another universal struggle

Okay - heres to a better weekend for both of us