I entered through one of the anchor stores and went to buy the moisturizer. Then I proceeded out into the mall to go buy the hairspray. As soon as I got out into the mall area, my senses were ASSAILED with the fragrance of freshly baked bread. Oooooh....
You see, we have not one but two pretzel places at our mall, one on each end. The buttery goodness wafting around me was calling my name, begging me to pay attention and give in to the cravings that were now making every nerve in my body stand on end. At this point I was glad that both places were on the floor below me.
I walked quickly to the store, bought my hairspray and as I came out, decided right then and there that there was NO WAY I could stay in that mall. I couldn't even concentrate because I wanted to run straight to one of the pretzel makers and buy a cup full of the soft little warm pretzel pillows that pop in your mouth and delight the senses with their buttery goodness.
So I left.
I went home and after doing a couple of quick chores, I had a sensible dinner. But that feeling? That feeling of wanting something.... something..... something BETTER never went away. Finally around 8:00 I ate an ounce of almonds and 2 pieces of dried fruit which put me over my calories for the day. Then I went to bed.
This incident is exactly why I plan to have a "cheat" day on Thanksgiving where I will be eating my family's famous cornbread stuffing, one of my mother's homemade potato rolls, and some dessert. This is also why I will eventually shift to low glycemic eating over Paleo.
This morning, I'm still not sure if I made the right decision or not. Time will tell.