Hi all! Do you ever just have a day where you know your emotions are telling you to make different food choices? How do you handle it?Today was definitely a high stress day that started at 7am and I wish I took advantage of taking some of my conference calls walking to alleviate it. I did pace all around so there is that lol. I was super tempted by wanting to feed my stress today and I’m proud I didn’t give into it.
I had planned on the other half of my delicious BBQ chicken salad for lunch but quickly traded it in when The Husband offered to take me to lunch for salad & a slice. I could’ve easily picked much worse choices or devoured the bread basket – instead I picked on slice to nibble with a little butter as my “treat”. (Success)
I really wanted chocolate after lunch but I wasn’t hungry so I passed (success)
When we stopped at Chipotle for dinner on our way out of town, I really wanted to get the big bag of chips & guacamole. Instead I ordered the $1 kids chips that I shared with The Husband skipping the guacamole and saving a ton of points. It totally satisfied my need to crunch without guilt (success!)
Daily Snap Recap:
B: Pear Gouda Chicken Sausage (6 sp), Scrambled egg (2 sp), 1/2 a mango with a sprinkle of berries & coconut
S: Grande Iced Nonfat Latte with caramel on top (3 sp)
L: @Marys Pizza Shack – Side salad with 1/2 the ranch fork dipped (4 sp), Mushroom Slice (7 sp), 1/2 slice bread with 1 tsp butter (3 sp)
D: @Chipotle – Salad with fajita veggies (1 sp, chicken (3 sp), fresh tomato salsa (0 sp), corn salsa (3 sp), sprinkle of cheese – I ask for 1 Tbsp (2 sp), a little red hot salsa, 7 chips (2 sp)
DS: Tall Dirty Americano (1 sp)
36 Daily Smartpoints, 8K steps
But, my biggest success of the day…. making a smart choice at Starbucks. I picked up a S’MORES frappuccino for my hairdresser. Do you all know how much I wanted one too?! I knew I’d spent all my points today so I got my chocolate fix with a dirty Americano.
In the end, as much as it was an emotional day, I think I’m ending it feeling better than when I started because my mini successes made me “feel” better than any food ever could!