Monday, May 30, 2011

DAY 150 -- Pathetic attempt.

Our daughter and her husband invited us to their place for a Memorial Day barbecue.  I knew this could spell trouble for me.  First of all, she asked if I would bring the hot dogs and the buns.  They supplied the hamburgers and the condiments.  So I went to the store and bought really nice buns from the bakery department, and bought my favorite kind of hot dogs even though I kept telling myself I would NOT eat any hot dogs since I didn't want to eat the processed meat.

All throughout the day I kept reminding myself, "Okay... just eat a hamburger pattie with lettuce and tomato and skip the bun (refined flour).  Don't eat a hot dog at all."

BUT NOOOOOooooo.... WHAT DID I DO????  I had a hamburger WITH the bun -- it looked so delicious from the homemade, they even needed sliced.  "What's one bun going to hurt?  It's Memorial Day," I told myself.  So I ate it with just a twinge of guilt.

In the meantime, the rest of the family is ranting about how wonderful the hot dog buns are.  SO WHAT DID I DO???  You guessed it... I ate an entire hot dog WITH the bun.  I could have just nibbled a little piece of bun to taste it, but nope... I ate the entire thing.

Let's sum this up.  I ate a hot dog made of processed meat.  I ate a hamburger bun and a hot dog bun, both made of refined flour.  And I ate too much ... a big hamburger, and an entire hot dog.  OINK.

Definitely did not follow My Healthy Eating Challenge today!  Sheesh!  This does not bode well for next week when we go on vacation with our family.

Okay, I'm done flogging myself.  Tomorrow is another day.


  1. Oh my gosh ... we went for a drive on Sunday. The day started out with us eating very healthy. I packed a lovely healthy lunch, which we stopped to eat. Then, on the trip home, my hubby wanted to stop at Grocery Outlet just to see what they had. I stayed in the car with our dog as the it was too warm to close the windows. He came out of the store with 2 candy bars and a bag of Chex Mix salty snacks. All my resolve flew out the window in less than one minute. Had a a conversation on the way home about it ... I cannot stop myself when face with crappy food. I'm powerless over sugar & salt! If those items were never in the car, I would not have even thought about wanting or eating them. I wasn't even hungry!!! Ay yi yi. However, I didn't beat myself up too much about it. I got up the next day ... and said "New day!"

  2. Oh my goodness, I can so relate to that. I love salty snacks. Have you ever tried Pub Mix? We bought some from Sam's Club one time. Don't ever let me near that stuff, I'm telling ya!

    I know I would not be able to eat as healthy if my husband was not on board with me. I am so grateful his "one month trial" run at eating healthy convinced him to continue. Whew!