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Oh, Good Grief!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Well, I stayed within my points today, but it was not pretty! I ate my breakfast as planned. Shortly after I had a discussion with my daughter about the cocktail hour snacks for her wedding. One of the items planned was "Chex Mix". I have a good recipe, one that I have made for years. It's good. I thought that was the plan. Then she says that she recently had a really good one that had some Parmesan on it. So, there I went, down the Pinterest rabbit hole and on to recipe websites as well. A while later I was off to the grocery store, well aware that I was entering a danger zone.

I bought the ingredients for a couple of recipes so we can "audition" them this weekend when the family is together. I ate my proper lunch, thinking that I might be good to go with making the snack mixes in the afternoon.

However, then there was an open box of Cheez-Its yelling at me and I listened. I didn't eat many, but I didn't plan to eat any! Then there was the every 15 minute stir/taste routine. Oh, boy! Just a taste, but 4 times. Whoops! Two recipes, 4 times each. Then there was the side by side comparison taste.

By this time it was sitting heavy in my stomach and I went to the tracker, looked up Chex Mix, estimated what I had eaten and added a bit more, and suddenly I was out of points for the day.

I packed the dastardly stuff in the ziplock bags and into a plastic lidded container and put it in the garage fridge. I plan to stay OUT of it and once I take it to the weekend event it isn't coming back to my house!

I went for a walk and didn't ever feel like I needed any dinner. The good news is that I stayed in my point range, at the top, but in the range. The bad news is that I'm not proud of the way I did it.

It is progress, though. Earlier in my life I would have eaten what I did today, most likely even more and eaten dinner as well. Progress, not perfection. Will I ever learn? Slowly, very slowly!

Make progress, my friends, and notice the progress you make!
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