I had my first mental breakdown this afternoon.
I literally cried after eating a side baguette that you get with your salad from Panera. Wow. I need to get a grip.
And then it hit me. We as a society have been bombarded with “CARBS ARE EVIL” diets like Atkins or South Beach that we’re programmed to think bread is the enemy. I think I realized today that I am one of the sheep. But I’m here to tell you…
Yes, the 5oz piece of baguette cost me 4 points but I need to think differently about carbs. Moderation. Moderation. Moderation. Trust me when I tell you that it’s easier said than done. Because I TOTALLY get it. I’m a carb freak. Carb moderation is not in my vocabulary. It does not compute.
Leave it to my dear sweet husband to help me come to my senses.
Husband: Omg. What’s wrong?? Did you just talk to your mom.
Husband: Then what is it?
Me: I ate the bread. Why did I eat the bread? Why can’t I control myself?
Husband: Is that all? Ok. How many points was it?
Me: 4 f&*#ing points
Husband: Did you use up your Daily points?
Husband: Do you have some Activity points?
Husband: Do you have all your Weekly Points?
Husband: Ok I don’t understand why you are crying so I’m just gonna give you a hug now.
You know what? He’s right!
I didn’t work so hard to stay within my points all week to cry about a stinkin’ baguette on the weekend.
So eat your bread. Because you deserve it. And be happy. I am.