|At BaoHaus in the LES.|
The last month or so, I've gone a bit crazy with my food cravings, so last week I decided to take control and set up an eating plan for myself.
Throughout the week I did pretty well, avoiding sugar (which makes me CRAZY) and mostly not eating out at all. A friend suggested that I give myself a Free Day each week when I can eat whatever I want. Another friend suggested that I might rethink that, and only give myself a Free Meal because I might undo all the healthy eating choices that I made that week. Of course I listened to the one who gave me a whole day full of delicious eating opportunities!
I had decided to go to Clinton St. Baking Co. on Friday to go get me some pancakes (http://www.clintonstreetbaking.com/). Ever since I went there one Pancake Tuesday, they have been my standard of the best pancakes I've ever eaten.
And yes, they were scrumptious! By the time that I got there and had waited in line to get in, I was starving, but they were filling so I didn't eat for a while after that. Later on, however, I was meeting up with a friend and she wanted to meet up at the Level 'B' (Sanitation Inspection) rated McDonald's where we live. "Ooh, its been a long while since I've had McDonald's," I thought. "And it is my Free Day, after all." So I got a Big Mac and an Oreo McFlurry. Its by God's grace that I didn't get fries too. But I'm pretty sure that was the best Big Mac I've had in my entire life. Until later on that night when I started to get the McCramps. Okay okay...I've pushed my Free Day too far! (Or maybe it was the Level B rating.) The next day would be better.
And it was. I even went to a friend's house for dinner and she made a really healthy Mediterranean spread. But I brought apple crisp and vanilla frozen yogurt for dessert (Yeah, frozen yogurt. Grasping at straws...). Its made of apples! Eesh.
Which brings me to Sunday. A new day. Every Sunday morning I go to this fabulous bagel shop. It will be a sad day when these bagels and I are torn apart. I got an egg white, TURKEY bacon, and Swiss sandwich (Hey, that could have been worse). That was okay, later would be better. But after church, of course, a bunch of us went out to eat at a diner...where, of course, I got french toast and sausage. And then later, it was, of course, my friend's birthday party, where, of course, there was a plethora of snacks and, of course, birthday cake. Two kinds. Yes, I tried them both.
So...My Free Day turned into a Free Weekend. Hence the danger of even having a Free Day in the first place. They say that life is all about balance. But I think there will always be those little food-cravings demons out to get you everywhere you go. Like in those Weight Watcher commercials. Sorry, I made that sounds really creepy. I need my Jillian Michaels angel to help fight back.
Well, here's to another week and to making healthy choices...at least some of the time.
|They actually call him the "Hunger Monster"...less creepy.|