Holiday food log days 12-13: Haunted by a 30-year-old commercial

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Hey, you got your chocolate in my peanut butter!

Remember those old Reese Cup commercials where the guy eating a chocolate bar comes around the corner and bumps into the girl holding a jar of peanut butter? Well, that was me yesterday, playing both parts at once.

It wasn’t a small Hershey’s bar, either: The 4.4-oz hefty size. My soon-to-be-disowned sister-in-law sent some of those back with us in birthday party “treat bags” for our adult-sized “kids,” and I thought I deserved something fun on the day I finally finished up a months-long project. Heck, I’d been up since 2 a.m., working for seven hours by then, with another 10 to go (though I didn’t realize it at the time). Besides, Ben would never miss a treat bag he didn’t know anything about….

Well, that held me until the girls got home from school. But then I microwaved some popcorn (94 percent fat free!) and things got ugly from there. The good news is, I finally hit “send” on my project. But here’s the damage report on what it cost me, calorie-wise:

— a second bag of microwave popcorn.

— the last cup or so of Saturday night’s leftover mac and cheese.

— three handfuls of almonds.

— 1 ½ cups of Raisin Bran crunch.

— the last third of a jar of queso with tortilla chips (which I eat maybe four times a year)

— a leftover homemade whole wheat roll smeared with more peanut butter and chocolate chips, followed by a large glass of milk.

Ugh.

For what it’s worth, Monday wasn’t too bad:

— The last smallish slice of Ben’s birthday cookie for breakfast.

— A PBJ and an apple for lunch. (No time for going out to lunch this week!)

— A turkey burger with a homemade whole wheat bun and a 12-oz pkg of cauliflower topped with queso for dinner.

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