Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chips Ahoy!!

No, not the cookie, the Ruffles!!! To preface, I don't even like potato chips!! Now you know where this is going, don't you? Yep, I treated myself to a "few" chips last night. What the hell was I thinking?? Good question. I had journaled, counted, weighed, cooked properly, and was ready to settle in for a little televiewing, when the Ruffles bag jumped up and grabbed my hand, settled in, and then chip by chip those little shits jumped into my mouth. As I said, I don't usually even like chips, so why now? There were not a great number of chips that jumped ship, but enough to make me wonder what was going on? I did a calorie count on what I thought was about the right number of chips that attacked me, so I didn't really exceed my calorie count for the day by a substantial amount, but just knowing I ate them at all I find distressing.

I do feel sufficiently guilty today, so I will give an extra effort to my bike riding. I'll do two sessions instead of just one! That'll teach me. I'm also wondering if the "chip incident" had anything at all to do with the terrible cramps I had in my calf, foot and toes all night long? It was as tho' my leg was being pierced with some sharp object or another. Made for a very lousy night of sleep. Guess I'll Google all of this to see if I have any other underlying psychological problems I should address. I know Drs. love to have us all Googling all medical questions, so I'm gonna jump in and diagnose myself just like everyone else. Luckily, I do not tend to be a hypochondriac, so I probably won't adopt a phobia about any of my symptoms. I think I might just be a little nuts!! No cure for that, I'm told.

Today is a day that will be used to get myself back on track. A few chips ain't a gonna derail this train. I'm happy with my past couple of weeks, so a few badly behaved potato chips will not get me down. Notice how I was able to shift the blame to the potato chips? Yep, I deflect.


  1. I did well yesterday, no salt attacks for me. I do get cramps when I have too much salt, not sure why. Let me know if you find an illness for that. LOL

  2. Hmm...also worth thinking about what you ate yesterday...did you eat enough prior to the chips? Did you have enough fat?
    weight loss

  3. Hi there! I stumbled upon your blog today and I'm glad I did- you've got some flair to you!

    Looking forward to following your journey!


  4. Ya gotta watch those Ruffles (plain Lay's do the same thing, though).

    I catch myself thinking about chips from time to time, always while watching television. There must be some sort of connection in my mind, even after almost 3 years on the healthier path.

    Oh well, you've got your train back on track. Full speed ahead! (Oh wait, that's a ship, isn't? Maybe you could get your boat righted instead.)

  5. Damn those bastards!!! Ganging up on you like that! :)

    Perhaps you needed some salt! Crispy stuff is what I miss the most for snacking. I try to find things that will quell that, but there really isn't anything out there like a chip for that.

    :) Good on ya for staying on points though!


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