I think I am starting to figure out why my diet is no working as well as I had hoped. My children are trying to sabotage me. They apparently like a mommy who is squishy and comfy. I have tried to convince them that supermodel moms make loads of money and therefore their kids are spoiled with material things but they aren't buying that. Whatever.
Yesterday I decided to write down everything I ate. By noon I was on page 3. This is what it looked like:
2 slices of turkey
1/2 glass of skim milk
-1 1/2 waffles smothered with syrup that my 4 year old decided she didn't want after 2 bites.
-3/4 bagel with cream cheese that my 4 year old decided she did not want either.
sugar-free jell-o cup
entire bag of microwave popcorn that my 4 year old wanted while she watched Little Bear but then decided she didn't want it because it was not the cheese kind. It was the movie theater butter kind. Nice.
Salad with cut up chicken breast and 1 Tbsp. dressing
-1/2 of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that my son left on his plate
-handful of Cheetos that my 12 year old left on her plate
-Dora The Explorer strawberry yogurt that my 4 year old did not want
-Chocolate milk that was left on the counter
-A spoonful of butter... don't ask.
-4 graham cracker cookies covered with chocolate... I have no excuse for this one.
Marinated Chicken breast
-half a pot of mashed potatoes that were left on the stove
-14 tater tots that my 4 year old wanted because she doesn't like mashed potatoes... she doesn't like tater tots anymore either.
-2 slices of bread with butter. I just couldn't stop myself.
cup of herbal tea
-ice cream bar that was accidentally opened for my 4 year old when she wanted a fudge bar.
-5 pretzel sticks that fell on the floor while I was putting the Cheetos back in the cabinet
-handful of Cheetos because the bag was almost empty so I decided to eat the rest and toss the bag.
-a piece of birthday cake that my neighbor brought over because she is skinny and does not like to have tempting food in her house... so she brings it over to me. Thanks.
-1 wine cooler that made my tongue turn blue.
-slice of pound cake to help get the blue off of my tongue.
At least I did some sit ups.