This morning, I woke up and did a St. Patrick’s Day themed 5k with some friends.
It was nice, relaxed and fun. At the end of the race, they passed out a bunch of snacks. I’m not really sure what I was thinking but I grabbed a Kind bar, a Think Thin bar and a Gnu bar (all mini sample sizes), along with an apple and banana. Those bars are totally NOT paleo. But I figured I’d hold on to them for after the challenge.
So I came home after the race and had the usual green smoothie and paleo pancake breakfast. That was all good and fine. It was a cloudy day and I had no plans, so I curled up in my pajamas and watched Girls.
Around 1pm, I got hungry. I looked in the fridge and there was a paleo meal waiting for me.
Left over pork chops and cauliflower and sweet potato fries.
I totally did NOT want to eat that. I also didn’t want to leave the house to get a salad. So instead, I ate the Kind bar, ThinkThin and Gnu samples. Then I had a spoonful of peanut butter with jelly.
For a while, I felt bad about it. But then I remembered. It’s just food. It’s NOT a big deal. Some sample bars aren’t going to kill me. Neither will some peanut butter and jelly.
For the sake of all female-kind, let’s remember, it’s just food. No matter what our relationship to it is, it’s just food. Eating the “wrong” thing shouldn’t make me feel bad.
So I’m over it. I messed up. Last night, I also had a few bites of Pad Thai. Then I had a massive stomach ache. Karma? No.
It’s just food.
I probably ate the Paleo-friendly coconut soup too fast. That’s it.
Now I’m going to the mall to distract myself…
Do you feel guilty after a diet mess up? Should we? Thoughts?