Monday, June 21, 2010

Processed Crap = Yuck

I lovingly packed myself food for the day. 2 hard boiled eggs for breakfast. String cheese for a snack. Leftover grilled chicken breast and salad for lunch. A peach.

And I left it sitting in the fridge and didn't realize it until I was 3/4 of the way to work. Damn.

I gave myself exactly enough time to get to work. Stopping for breakfast wasn't on the agenda so I didn't exactly have time to stop at the grocery store.

I did something I never do anymore. I am embarrassed to say...I drove through McDonald's. I figured I'd get an Egg McMuffin - not too horrible in the calorie department. Yeah. I was stressed, in a hurry (yes, I know these are all excuses), and "Old Stephanie" came out...I ordered a Sausage McMuffin. Ewww. It was so greasy and nasty. Ah well, at least I didn't get hash browns and a diet Coke too.

Lunch was a 6 inch turkey sub from Subway. Not too bad but my left arm was starting to hurt from all the salt.

After lunch I ran into the Fresh Market to get a piece of fruit for my afternoon snack. I got an individual serving of Ciao Bella blood orange sorbet. Only 110 calories, totally refreshing, mostly fruit, and I don't regret it one bit.

I was so exhausted by the time I got home that I was planning on having a Lean Cuisine. Thank goodness for my husband - he had already lit the grill and started burgers. I had a burger patty wrapped in lettuce leaves with relish, ketchup, and a slice of lowfat pepper jack cheese.

All I want tomorrow is protein and veggies and fruit. Ugh. I feel gross. I need to start keeping my keys in the fridge with my lunch bag.

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Bonnie said...

It's amazing how habits change. I'm pre-band and have been considering getting a big mac before surgery. The sad part is I know that I'll feel like crap after, but am still considering it. Pretty stupid, huh.

Steph said...

Stupid, nah. I think everyone has a touch of "last supper syndrome" pre-band.

Katherine said...

You lunch box contents sounds yummy though.. tomorrows a new day! K xx

Barbara said...

Hi Steph.. I can totally relate to that leaving your lunch behind yucky feeling.. it pisses me off.. .I can't run out to grab something during work, so I usually have some emergency food tucked away in my office.. and then dream about the great lunch I am missing. hang in there.. the down side of all prepared food is the salt, and I hold water weight so it does discourage me.

Pie said...

I forget my nicely prepared meal ALL THE TIME. And my gym bag for some reason. I keep protein drinks at work, the meal replacement types, and nuts as my back up plan. You're a little hungry by the end of the day but it beats making the mad dash to In 'n Out or whatever. And I often keep spare shoes and gym clothes in the trunk of my car just to be on the safe side. Seems to work for me.