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Totally Blew Through the Carbs Today!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Dear SparkFriends,

As an introduction let me just tell you this: I begin my workdays by arising from a short sleep -- I know, I know, but what's a night owl to do? -- at 3 a.m. Head out the door, coffee with lots of yummy creamer in hand hoping to pull out of the driveway between 3:57 a.m. and 4 a.m. (If I get out of the driveway at 4:03 a.m. I end up hitting Boeing's morning shift traffic which gets me walking into my work feeling a little rushed for time. Three minutes, that's all it takes from beginning my workday in a laid-back, ease-into-it fashion rather than a now-I've-got-to-rush fashion). Anyway, the point is that's how I begin my workdays. Did you notice I didn't mention breakfast? Nope, I don't eat breakfast.

Well, today when I got off of work I did what any reasonable, to-tired-to-cook woman would do. I bought food. I was craving a BLT so I went to the wonderful Pilchuck Drive-in, making the right decision of parking and walking in (gotta always try and get extra steps whenever I can). And I was there for a good reason, a BLT is a much better choice then going to a fast food chain (which would mean driving through the drive through, and then parking someone to eat it in hiding). I've kicked traditional FF restraunts off of my accepted foods list. Anyway, I had the best of intentions but I was at Pilchuck, how could I not order a real ice cream milkshake? So, I did it, I got myself my favorite milkshake flavor, Marshmallow Chocolate WITH malt. I did not order french fries or onion rings or anything else, I had everything I needed right there in my grubby little hands. I walked back to my car, drove a few blocks, parked on a side street and enjoyed my food. It was DELICIOUS!!! I didn't even drink the entire milkshake! After finishing the sandwich I got out and walked the few blocks over to the Fabulously Frugal Thrift Store. It was payday and I was on a mission -- I felt certain that today was the lucky day when I would stumble across my very own house hippo (another story for another day). I spent an hour walking around the store discovering wonderful things, some of which I brought home with me, but not my elusive house hippo. When I had my bundle of treasure bagged and was walking back to my car I realized I'd been gone at least an hour and my milkshake must have been melted, ruined by now. I felt sad. Should I drive over to the drive-in and buy another, it was only a few blocks, in fact it was on my way back to the highway to head home? No, I am trying to do well. It is okay, I will be okay with having had only half of my little milkshake.

Later, at home, I had a wonderful fresh baked loaf of bread that had been given to me at work, a real treat! So I ripped off an end and buttered it (top and bottom, of course, I mean, after all, I WAS splurging!) well and good and of course added some lovely homemade StrawRazblu Freezer Jam and had a VERY YUMMY snack!

When dinnertime came around what did I go for? Not the spinach calzone recipe I had printed from SparkRecipes but a little bowl of candied yams I'd picked up at the store deli on my way home.

So, I totally blew through the carbs today! I feel like I've been doing very well, considering. Though last night at church they had pizza and I ate 3 pieces (Hawaiian). I kinda think that might have sent me on today's naughty cheating. Today's percentages were 62% Carb and 25% fat! It's okay, I embrace my choices and know that tomorrow is a new day and I can make different choices.

P.S. My roommate ate ice cream and I didn't imbibe! I didn't need it, I'd already satisfied my sugar needs for the day. One would hope after all of that, right? LOL Thanks for reading and giving me someone to share with and, if you feel compelled to write back, thanks for the understanding and inspiration I will surely receive through the exchange.

Hopelessly addicted,


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    Proud of you about the ice cream!

    I must be your sister in this or born under the same sign or something. Same for me with carbs. Today was a better day - hope so for you too.

    Now, about this "House Hippo"...
    415 days ago
  • LOF7203
    Thanks for sharing
    415 days ago
    Congratz that you arenโ€™t letting a derailed day get you off track...better luck tomorrow! We have to splurge every now and then to remember y we started the journey to begin with...๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
    415 days ago
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