Food, guilt and birthdays....
So my daughter just turned 6 yesterday, and I had to make cupcakes for school. I don't bake much, and didn't want to be caught short, so I bought 2 tubs of frosting, one vanilla and one chocolate. Did a dozen of each flavor. It was twice as much as I needed....but I couldn't bring myself to throw out the leftovers, since it was still "perfectly good" frosting. Don't have anything to go with it. We went out to dinner, and I planned ahead for it, watched the rest of my day, figured on 1800 calories including a cheddar biscuit and salad (Red Lobster, she's loved crab legs since she was 3). I'm zig-zagging my calories, so calling that my highest calorie day and I'm still within my goal. Ended up with an appetizer and splurging on dessert-cheesecake! haven't had that in ages, but I split it with my son....still under 2100 for the day, I can live with that. Today I was good, stayed on track, 1600 calories and it was a work day so I burned it. But then, the kids went to bed, the house was quiet, and that frosting was calling my name. I knew darn well when I put it in the fridge, I would end up eating it one spoonful at a time over the next week or two, it is perfectly good frosting after all. By the label on the back, that's 1600 extra calories I'm going to end up eating for no good reason other than I can't throw away perfectly good food. So i got up my nerve and threw it away, but not before I stuck my finger in the chocolate just one time.
1650 calories for the day, 1550 in the trash.....I've saved myself a whole day's worth of food. Gonna call it a win.