I started my day out with a bowl of Kashi Cinnamon Harvest Shredded Wheat and skim milk. Then for lunch I had a diced tomatoes, garlic, and shredded parmesan cheese on top of a portobello mushroom. So far, my day is going pretty well nutrition wise, and I’m proud of myself. Then, right before my husband leaves for his 4:45 - 8:45 shift, he gets a third call from his work. They want to know if he can close tonight and work late tomorrow. So now instead of getting home at around 9 he won’t be home until 1am at the earliest. I don’t see my husband enough as it is lately and have been feeling like a single mom. He’s been working a total of 3 jobs. One is during the day Mon-Fri, the second one varies but is usually night shift and about 35 hours a week, the third one he does either Saturday night or Sunday morning and is only about 3.5 hours.
Well, as soon as I heard that he was going to be at work a lot longer tonight I almost immediately thought of things to eat while he was gone to make me feel better. I wanted a pizza for dinner because it’s easy and quick for nights that he won’t make it home, and it’s tasty. I also thought about taking the kids to the mall and while we’re there getting a pretzel from Auntie Anne’s. The trip out would be kind of nice, and it would be a tasty treat to keep my spirits up even though I’m missing my husband like crazy.
After he left I felt a little bit hungry and a little depressed, so I started eating some frosted animal cookies. Then I ate a bowl of my Kashi cereal again since I figured it was better than pigging out on cookies. At first, I didn’t want to log the calories and figured I would just “do my best” the rest of the day. I finally decided to just log them and see where I was. Ugh…..that set me back almost 600 calories for the day. The bad thing is, I still want to go get that pretzel at the mall. Maybe I’ll take them to Target instead and get some popcorn. I love their popcorn at the food stand, and it’s a lot less calories than Auntie Anne’s.