Sunday, May 6, 2007

so not worth it!!!

We went to a movie and then dinner last night to celebrate Trey's 10 birthday that is tomorrow. I LOVE movie theater popcorn. I mean, who doesn't, right? And in high school I worked at a theater, and we would eat TONS of popcorn when we had no customers. I didn't hold a bag to hold so I had to steal from Kelli's bag. Since 3 year olds are not known for their generosity, this worked really well! I just had a few handfuls when all the pieces were added up.

Then Trey wanted to go to the Chinese buffet around the corner from our house. First problem: I was starving when we walked in there. We really don't eat out often. We just don't spend the money that way any more. We don't have it to spend and it's just much more affordable to feed our brood at home. And mama likes to cook so it all works out.

So D goes up and gets food with the 2 little girls and brings a plate back for the toddler. All fried food. I was wondering where the vegetables were. Then I had my turn to go get food. Where were the vegetables? I get so used to eating at home...tons of veggies, little bit of lean meat. At the Chinese buffet? TOTAL CRAP!!!

I just didn't care. I was starving and didn't want to deal with it. So I made really poor choices, including 4 almond cookies. D and I felt so sick afterwards. As we sat on the couch watching TV last night, I could hear D's tummy totally gurgling.

And all that for over $50!!! I really think I would have rather cooked at home. But Trey wanted Chinese and he wanted a buffet so he could eat all he wanted. Happy Birthday, kiddo!


Amber said...

Im always amazed by Chinese buffets and well eating out in general how some really have no choices for people trying to eat healthy but since its only one time move on and accept the consequences. I always enjoy places of course that I can go and get good healthy stuff and I think that also makes a restaurant seem better as well!

CaRoLyN said...

I know what you mean. Some Chinese buffets looks so good and have tons of veggies but they are all fried in grease! And they are just so unhealthy. I always find Chinese food feels like a rock in my tummy so I try to stay away, but sometimes life just gets thrown at you and you have to deal with what's in front of you.
Today is a new day with new choices! Make the most of it!

Kate said...

I totally understand what you mean about how gross you feel after eating badly. I just went through the same thing this weekend, it sucks, and what incentive to stay on plan and eat better, you feel better!

Sonya said...

I'm so happy I found your blog, and thank you soooo much for visiting mine. Your comments have been wonderful.

Chinese food always makes me feel like that - it's the salt, oil, tastes SO good at the time, but I always end up regretting it. Ah well - you won't crave it again for awhile.:-)

Awesome weight loss so're so close to goal now!