Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Snowballing

Yesterday I forgot to take my afternoon snack with me. Typically for an afternoon snack I choose a complex carb, and something with some protein. I'll often have a few multi-grain crackers with a couple of tablespoons of hummus. This usually takes the edge off enough to get me to dinner. But yesterday I forgot to bring crackers. So I settled for an orange.

Suffice it to say that the orange, by itself, just didn't quite do it for me. I got home and immediately started munching. A piece of chocolate. A handful of nuts. Then I changed plans for dinner from a chicken breast with veggies to pasta and smoked sausage. Dinner plans went from about 10 pts to about 15 pts.

Then... not to be outdone by myself... I topped it off with 2/3 of a pint of Ben and Jerry's. Yes, really.

Of course there are consequences. First is that tomorrow morning is weigh in, and I'll be up from where I would have been had I not done that.

The second consequence? Lactose intolerance. Full flare. I wasn't even sure I'd make it to work this morning. The whole thing was just unsatisfying. I'm irked that I didn't, at the very least, consider the lactose intolerance thing. I mean, aren't I supposed to be all about being healthy? It's not healthy to have faucet-ass because I snarfed almost a pint of ice cream. It's not like I didn't KNOW I'd be in serious gastronomic distress if I ate it.

{insert gigantic self-flagellating sigh here}

By the way, in case anyone was wondering, this indulging business only put me over by 1 point for the week. So that's not so much the issue, as much as it is the mindset with which I was operating. I know I should be cutting myself some slack here. In the big grand scheme of things it's only a minor blip. But, until my gut settles I'm sure I'll continue to really curse my own stupidity.

Oh, and the moral of the story is don't forget your crackers.

6 comments:

Jean said...

"It isn't healthy to have faucet-ass because I snarfed almost a pint of ice cream" - BWHAHAHAHAHA!
I think I shall write that out and post it on my freezer door!

I hope the gut settles down soon.

Laura Carson said...

I think I might need a gigantic blaring DO NOT ENTER sign on my freezer door. lol! The gut seems to be setting itself back to rights, finally.

Paula said...

I hear ya, sista. I totally hear ya.

Onward and upward! Or whatever, you know what I mean.

Laura Carson said...

Oh yes, I have paid and paid, and now time to move on. I'm over the self abuse, moving on to the next thing. :)

hornblower said...

Did you know some binger/purgers love having lactose intolerance b/e they figure most everything leaves before it's had time for the calories to be absorbed?

I have LI but I'm not a binger :-)

I'm mostly dairy free now but for the bit I do have, I can't do it without my lactase enzyme pills. You could keep a jar in the freezer with the ice cream....

Laura Carson said...

@hornblower, I can see that. I wouldn't have ever thought of it though, lol! Not sure it would be worth the suffering, though, but then I have a low threshold for that particular type of suffering. :)

Unfortunately the enzyme pills only help me about 70% of the time. Sometimes I have a breakthrough no matter what. These days, other than the occasional B & J, I pretty much stay away from all dairy. But I need to get a new box of tablets, though, to help me with my occasional B&J habit. :) Great idea on the freezer!