Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lee's Chili Cheeseburger! or Don't Let Yourself Get Ravenous!

I blew through a lot of points today! I normally don't do that on the day before a weigh-in, but today I did. I woke up around 7am this morning hungry, so I fixed myself an egg sandwich on rye bread; 2 slices of bread, 1 egg and 1 egg white, 1 slice of cheese (regular-we were out of the low fat) and mustard. 7 points total.

I got to work and got busy. I could feel a migraine coming on. I don't get many migraines and ran out of the medicine over a year ago. Anyway, I started getting sick to my stomach and decided to treat it with ibuprofen and a cup of coffee. It helped, but all the caffeine mixed with my Metformin made my blood sugar sink. Had I been thinking clearly, I would have dug in my purse for a snack. I wasn't thinking clearly. There were too many people in my office, too much confusion and the pounding on my skull wasn't helping. I did look in my desk for a snack, but it was empty.

By the time I got off, I was starving! Normally, I get off at 12:30 on Tuesdays, so I can make the deposit, but the there were too many people in my office for me to get done with what I needed to accomplish. I ended up staying well after 1pm. Then I had to run into the bank to deposit the coins from the children's offering. It was edging closer to 2pm. I was reaching into my purse looking for a wipe for my hands and came across a 100 calorie pack of almond! WooHooo! 2points! I would have the energy to go shopping before getting lunch. Bad move there!

I go into the Bike Zone to shop for a new bike, but the sales people were too busy to even acknowledge that I was even there. For that reason, I doubt I will be making a purchase from them. Then I went to the bank to deposit my paycheck and over to Wal-Mart to pick up a few groceries. The hunger started creeping in again. I decided to get something to eat at a fast food place. Sonic? Nah, too much mayo. Chick-Fil-A? Nope, had that yesterday. McDonald's? Nope, their healthy stuff isn't even worth buying. Just go home and eat soup! Then it hit me! Lee's Hamburger! It just opened across the street from Wal-Mart. I had the cash! I don't know about the new place, but Lee's in Slidell doesn't take debit cards. So, I did it! I ordered the chili cheeseburger and it was good. I tried to calculate the points in my head, but I don't eat quarter pound burgers anymore. When I got home, I tracked my points! 16 for the burger. Thank goodness I didn't order fries and a soda with that.

I ate a turkey burger for supper with baked Cheetos. 8 points Then at Bible Study, we had pear pie with ice cream. 7 points for a sliver of pie and a spoonful of ice cream.

I don't know how this will look on the scale tomorrow, but I learned something. Don't let yourself get to that point. You know the point...where your brain checks out, your stomach makes the decisions and your hands shake just enough that you don't spill too much of the yummy chili and shredded cheddar on your shirt! Bring a lunch or a snack!

On another note, I posted a for sale or trade for my treadmill on Craigslist. I would love to get a few bucks or trade it for a bike. I really feel like the treadmill is boring for me and it is taking up a huge amount of space in the bedroom. It wouldn't be a big deal if my stepson had not moved in with us, but now that he is here and my daughter is lost her room for him, she is sleeping in our room. Part of me says, I should keep the treadmill and get a bike, but I don't know. We shall see what happens! If it sells, it sells. If it doesn't sell, then I will start putting the money that I make from selling eggs away to buy a bike.

1 comment:

  1. Very wise to not let yourself get so hungry that your body is screaming at you for food. Whenever I did that I got in trouble. You made better choices than I used to!

    I hope the treadmill sells if that is what you want. I hate it that that bike shop didn't acknowledge you.