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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pigging Out Sure Ain't What It Used To Be!

I remember, back in the day, (1980's) when going on a binge involved a half gallon of heavenly hash ice cream for a General Hospital marathon.  Or a dozen butterscotch pecan chip cookies atthe Publick House Bake Shoppe where I worked in Sturbridge, MA.  Or hot from the fryer chocolate donuts from Kristine's Bake Shop where I also worked after high school.  Those?  Those were epic binges.  Legendary, really.

A little while ago I found myself s.t.a.r.v.i.n.g.  (Remember my HALT blog?  Never let yourself get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired?  oops) and I went frantically into the kitchen looking for fast food that might do the trick.  I assembled some stuff, gobbled it down and it didn't quite do the trick so I followed it with chocolate.  It all sounds so sordid and horrible.

Until I step back and really look at the wreckage.  Let's see:

  • Whole wheat pita pocket split into 2 
  • about 2 tsp mayo, 1 tbps max
  • 1 whole big fat juicy tomato stuffed into both sides
Followed by:

4 small squares of 85% dark chocolate

So that's a whopping 3 weight watchers points for the chocolate and 5 for the tomato stuff pita, for a total of 8 points which is LESS than the activity points I have already earned and need to "eat" anyway.  Which means, not only didn't I go over anything, I'm still under for the week and will have my dinner as usual in a little while, no harm, no foul.

A little side note:  After 3 tiny squares of the chocolate I was actually more than satisfied.  I had a hard time finishing the 4th - no really.  I think quality ingredients and the fact that it's dark, not milk chocolate really makes a huge difference.  It's amazing.

I'm tellin' ya....when you purchase good, healthy food to keep at home, it really limits the damage you can do when you're on a rampage! Nope.  Pigging out sure ain't what it used to be.  THANK GOD!


  1. I found choices like sweet potato or pumpkin pie, when made with way less sugar and no marshmallows is actually VERY satisfying, can be listed as a vegetable in my consumption counter and makes a better quick breakfast choice than donuts. It holds me til lunch better than a bowl of Cheerios too. And lookie here, Mom....I'M ACTUALLY PIGGING OUT EATING BREAKFAST, the most important meal of the day! Yea for me!

  2. I love this. Weight watchers had a recipe for pumpkin fluff. I need to find that. It was totally a veggie and not very high in points. Mmmmmmm. The ONLY thing I like to taste like pumpkin is pumpkin (pie, fluff). No pumpkin spice coffee or other fake stuff. But pumpkin pie? mmmmmm


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