Well today was just one big nutritional train wreck. It started badly, it continued badly, and it ended badly. Today was one of those run-around-all-day-doing-errands kind of days and I felt myself at the mercy of my family’s eating whims. Shawn made cinnamon rolls this morning, which I didn’t eat but I wanted to, so instead I ate about 1/2 cup frosted mini wheats. I was feeling deprived and pouty, so when they wanted to stop at Taco Tico (do you all know Taco Tico? It’s like the McDonald’s of Mexican fast food) for lunch I didn’t say no. I did the best I could there – a sancho, which is really just a flour tortilla with shredded chicken and shredded cheese and shredded lettuce (they’re all about The Shredded), and then when we got home I wanted something sweet. The only sweet thing we have in the house is graham crackers, so I ate one of those. Then I had some Doritos. Then some more Doritos. And a couple more Doritos. Did I mention that I don’t even like Doritos that much? That’s why they were in the house – I thought I could deal with having them around. A few hours, a couple slices of pizza and 4 Milano cookies later, here I am.

Sigh.

 

So the real deal here is that my daughter Sarah is away on an overnight Girl Scout trip at an aquarium. I am not with her. I know who she is with and I am confident that she is fine and having a good time. But…

I am not with her.

And I have been nervous about this thing for a week – I don’t know why – and it culminated into the feeding frenzy that was today.  I will be okay in about 12 hours when I go to pick her up and she is safe in my care once again.

The funny thing is, I didn’t even realize that this event is what set off today’s binge until I started typing this post a few minutes ago.

And THAT, my friends, is why I blog.