Last night at 9:30 pm I knew I would gain weight. Yep. Emotional eating took over and before I knew it, 600 calories had been consumed. After I entered my food which was not long after the 600 calorie spree and saw the total calorie intake for the day, I thought about sticking my finger down my throat but decided this would just be a lesson learned.
Yesterday was a bitch of a day anyway - I couldn't think of anything productive after 12:30. So, when I went to the store to buy things for dinner, I bought some squash. Squash??? This is the culprit??? Yes. Yes it is. Let me explain. At first, I was just going to cook it so it was ready for when I wanted to prepare it. Then I thought I might as well make it how I liked to eat it so it would be prepared for when I needed a quick dish. And of course I had to do it the mamma way - add to 1.25 pounds of squash one TB of Butter and about 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Sprinkle a little salt, and walah! Mamma Squash. Okay, still, eaten in control would still be acceptable. The problem came when I was preparing it my daughter and I got in a tiff and in my current state of 'down' it was a lost battle. I sat right at the table and consummed the entire thing. 600 calories. If I had exercised yesterday that would of been okay - but I didn't. I went to lunch with friends instead. There is a victory in the day, however, that is when I went into the cupcake store to buy for all people at work and as personal thank you's for kindness, I did NOT partake. Which is why I gained only .4 pounds. I'll take that as a small victory.
So, what did I learn? Stay out of the kitchen when I'm emotional. Either that or don't buy squash, butter, or brown sugar. I think the former is the best.
1500 Calories (well it's a goal - don't judge)
Walley ball and 20 minutes of Elliptical
No bread today!
Control, ma'am. Control!