I have just cheated on the Nutri System.
And am now paying the price.
I played Client #9 for some Cheetos. With the tell-tale Orange Dust of Guilt being my undoing.
Bought a bag for Will to use in feeding therapy -- he's very texture-sensitive and we're working verrrrry slowly towards him expanding his diet from soft, bland things. I packed a baggie full of them to take to his therapist yesterday.
Leaving the balance of the big bag here at home.
Tempting me like a cheap hooer on Pier 69 during Fleet Week.
And I caved. Started that mindless eating which sent me to NutriWorld in the first place. Common sense took over before I could get too far. But the evidence was on my fingers. Orange guilt staring me in the face. Even a thorough handwashing couldn't remove all the evidence.
Into the trash can went the bag. But not before I pummeled all the shape out of those evil crunchies, rendering them powder.
So now my tummy hurts. Blech. It's been a good long while since I ingested something so greasy, fat-laden and completely bereft of any nutritional value. At least my evening margaritas are made with organic agave nectar and fresh lime juice -- that's gotta count for something, right?
The belly ache is a good reminder though that I am on the right track. Those damn things didn't have this kind of affect on me BNS (Before NutriSystem). And I have such a finely tuned sense memory that I'll remember this ugh-o feeling the next time I hear the siren call of the junk food.
Besides, orange really isn't my color anyway.