As I felt crummy last night after work I didn’t plan ahead and prep my lunch for today. My go-to lunch option when I haven’t planned ahead of time is to head to the hot food bar at small local grocery store in town. I am getting better at bringing my lunch most days but sometimes it just does not work out.
This place is not cheap (and often referred to as “Wealthy Living”) but they have a great food bar with lots of healthy options. My usual choice is steamed kale, veggie of the day (today was carrots and spices) and tofu. Pretty healthy and fits nicely into my goal of eating healthy in order to stay fit. Unfortunately the checkout line was long and I ended up staring at yummy baked goods for a few minutes. As I am gluten free it is usually pretty easy to avoid these types of temptations but these were made without gluten and calling my name. Damn you cookies!
I caved and added them to my lunch purchase, the nicely bundled package of 5 cookies. Not only were these cookies so not needed (I try to avoid processed sugars) but they were also expensive. Instead of spending $8.50 on my lunch I racked up a total of $14.25. I ate my lunch at their outdoor patio and before I had even left the store (or even tried the cookies) I regretted the purchase. On the bright side, it’s not like I spent hundreds of dollars or anything, but this was certainly a sign of weakness on behalf of my wallet and healthy diet.
So now I am sitting here, writing this and feeling overfull after eating almost 2 whole cookies, feeling all sorts of regret. I did give one away to a co-worker so I am not tempted to eat all 5 but the regret is now coming from my stomach in addition to my wallet. I guess some days are better than others…