"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lesson Learned - I Hope

Okay, I'm embarrassed to post this, but since my blog is more my journal than just a blog I want this memory written down to remind me to never do this again.

Late last night I went into the kitchen to grab a drink for my husband. I saw the large baggie full of chocolate chip cookies my girls had baked earlier in the day. They looked very good and I only ate one earlier in the day. I told myself I wasn't going to have a cookie because I knew I didn't need one. I had already figured out they can be about 143 calories a cookie, and I knew I didn't need a sugary treat.

As I got out the juice to pour I saw some macaroni and cheese from lunch. I knew I shouldn't have, but I ate a bite, then another and then another. Unfortunately, I probably ate a full cup of cold macaroni and cheese.

I wasn't full by any means, but I knew I shouldn't have done that.

Well, this morning I wrote it in my journal and when I looked up the calorie count I saw it was 410 calories for one cup.

four. hundred. ten. *sigh*

You know, the dumb thing is that had I just had the cookie and a cup of 1% milk it would've only been half of calories of the macaroni and cheese. I probably still would've felt bad for sneaking a cookie so late at night, but at least I would've felt bad for fewer calories.

To find the silver lining on this cloud, I almost ate the cookie after eating the macaroni and cheese last night, but I didn't. So, at least it wasn't over 500 calories. This isn't making me feel any better now, because I know I shouldn't have had the snack at all.

I am posting it and will move on. Lesson learned, I hope.


  1. I have had to learn this lesson a few times, and something tells me I will have to learn it again later...its all a learning process. Try not to be too hard on yourself! ((hugs))

  2. at least you see silver linings...i've been so down the past 2 days...I can't get myself together. I need to get with the program!

  3. I have done exactly the same thing. It's good you are just moving on. I looked over your post yesterday - your plan sounds good and I know you will be successful if you follow it!!

  4. Macaroni & Cheese is evil, I tell ya! I couldn't believe the nutritional info when I looked at it. Great job not eating the cookie! I can tell you, I probably would have eaten it.
    You have learned and will be just fine.