Crash and Burn

Watched too much TV and ate too much last night.  When will I learn?  Eating in front of the TV is a big problem for me and I shouldn’t do it.

My idea of “diet” chicken parmesian (don’t have any idea how to spell this) is a chicken breast with sauce on a teeny portion of whole wheat pasta with sides.  The pasta is barely there.  That’s not DS’s idea of chicken parmesian.  I mentioned something about beer bread with soup yesterday at lunch.  Can’t even remember what I said but it was something like, “Man, a warm loaf of beer bread would sure go well with this soup.  Good thing I don’t have any because I’d probably gain 5 pounds just looking at it”.   So what does he do?  While I was soaking in the tub yesterday evening, he stirred up two loaves and started baking them.

I came out of the tub and started telling him how to make the chicken but we didn’t have any whole wheat spaghetti.  Not a big deal.  Still…So I go in to watch TV and the next thing I know, he’s bringing me this HUGE pile of spaghetti with the chicken on top, green beans, and a big, old slab of beer bread warm from the oven.  Crap!  I looked at the mountain placed before me and said, “OMG!  I can’t eat all this!”  Then I proceeded to mindlessly watch TV and eat every crumb.  I ate more at dinner than I would usually eat all day.  What I should have done is to get up off my butt, go in the kitchen and get another plate and just put a normal sized serving on it and take the beer bread out of the equation completely.  Live and Learn…

The scales are showing me 173 this morning.  At this rate, I’ll never get below 170 by the time I go back to work.

Okay…so let’s get on with this day!  What’s on the agenda?  We’re going to our friend’s house (about 45 minutes away) for dinner.  Pam will cook something good and healthy for me, I don’t have to worry about that but there WILL be drinking.  Not a big deal for me, I can pretty much take it or leave it but I’ll probably have a beer.  Guess I should be pretty stingy with calories all day so I have plenty for this evening. 

Right now, I need to get off my butt, get a shower, and try to con DH into planting the rest of these flowers.


Went out to plant the rest of the flowers and DH commented on a couple that he really liked and told me I should go get some more.  I told him I would go if he’d go with me so we headed over to Habitat.  Got another 165 plants that I have to put in.  I think I’m losing my mind!  Still, it was only $23.00.  Habitat Guy (boyfriend) doesn’t seem to love me as much as the plants.  DH said to him, “Man, stop giving her all these plants.  I’m going to have to help her dig up the garden and get them planted!”  Habitat Guy said, “Yeah, but I’ve seen her in here before and she really loves flowers.   I’d rather give em to her than see them die.”   Oh yeah, SURE!  Act like you don’t have the hots for me when DH is around.  We’ll see how you act on Tuesday when I meet the truck after its weekly run looking for perennials.  Tell you what, Buddy, it takes a lot more than a flat of overgrown begonias to get my favors! 

No time to blog…gotta dig… (sob!)

10:30 – Went to Rick and Pam’s for dinner.  Pam made good, healthy stuff but I don’t have a clue how many calories I consumed.  Grilled ribeye, sauteed yellow squash with parmesan and asiago, tossed salad with fat-free dressing, sliced tomatoes, watermelon and, a couple hours later, a bowl of sugar free ice cream.  Oh, yeah, a beer and a handful of blue tortilla chips with hummus.

Instead of them coming over here tomorrow, I asked them to come next weekend so I can continue planting all day tomorrow.


findingjoy says 26th July @ 13:10

I LOVE pasta (esp. chicken or eggplant parm.) Pasta has always been my big downfall . It’s done don’t worry about it (I learned that worry, regret, and guilt burns no extra calories. They only serve to bring you down again) Your human Patty forgive yourself. That was so sweet of your hubby to make dinner like that for you. Plus he BAKES to boot?! I am impressed. What is beer bread?
I hope that you have a wonderful time at Pam’s tonight. Now having fun and laughing burns calories! So laugh a lot and have fun!

grabthebull says 26th July @ 13:26

what a coinky-dink – i had beer bread last night too. well, it was 6 beers and pizza. but my version of beer bread. i have fond memories of my mom’s beer bread as a kid.

when you come over to clean the bathroom and workout, we will make beer bread too. i’ll provide the beer. your bring the aquanet. and i’ll clean the man-mess portion before you get here. see you soon!

findingjoy says 26th July @ 18:59

Thanks for the beer bread recipe. I am going to use it this fall!
I hope all goes well with the planting. Think of all the calories you will burn. Plus it is great for the arms!
Have a great night!

leighish says 26th July @ 23:24

patty you crack me up. It’s always nice to meet someone with a good sense of humour. PS: Habitat guy is SO in denial.

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