No Crying Over Spilled Fries

The front door starts to open so I try to grab onto the dogs so they don’t try to escape.  I then hear “Can’t you get this?”

But it is too late.  The bag goes falling to the floor open side down.  And my fries go all over the dog hair and dirt covered floor.

We all freeze.  Well, except for the dogs who see an awesome meal just sitting there so they dive in.

The kids suggest I scoop up the fries and eat them anyway.  Although tempting, I really don’t want the added dog hair and dirt so I let the dogs have it.

Then I do what any self-respecting adult would do.  I walk over to the couch, sit, put my face in my hands, and cry.

Yes, I cried over spilled fries.

Hubby and the kids try to comfort me.  A offers me her fries.  But I decline because I know she wants to eat them.  It was very kind of her to offer.

I only spend a few minutes in this state and then I pull myself together.

You see, I’ve been attempting to keep track of what I’m eating and how many calories I’m eating in my latest attempt to get healthier.  So when I made my order to Hubby, I specifically decided to have fries in lieu of other treats like a frappe or something.  So my little treat became my dogs’ treat and that totally SUCKED.

All that said, did losing my fries really warrant tears?

I thought about it more a little later and realized that I needed to take some information from this.  Learn a little.  I have to find a way to get food to release the grip on me.  I mean, come on, so sad to have that reaction over food.

And I realized that this could also be a sign of a possible depressive episode grabbing hold.  So I need to be mindful of that.

So maybe crying over spilled fries isn’t so bad.  Maybe a little embarrassing to admit but could be another way for me to learn a little more about myself.

Added bonus, now people know not to touch my fries.  My kids have offered me fries a few times since then since they know how much I like them.  Score.



  1. I would have cried to, espepcially if they were McDonalds’s fries!!
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  2. Sometimes I cry over something that seems so silly- but it’s the final straw or my excuse to let it all out. Go get yourself some fries tonight!
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  3. Food is such a tough thing for some of us…I totally would have cried if that was my treat too!

  4. I agree sometimes a good cry is all you need!
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  5. I’ve cried over a spilled plate of spaghetti and meatballs before. I was really tired and so ready to sit down and eat and then I turned too quickly from the kitchen to the table and everything slid off of my plate. It sucked! I ended up going to bed early. That was 9 years ago and I will never forget it!
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  6. I have cried over spilled coffee – because despite my being a nutrition ninja, I really need my coffee. I am so impressed that you used this moment to step back and be mindful of your reaction. Funny, honest, human post. I am so glad we found each other. xo
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  7. I think a huge problem we all face is thinking of food in terms of being good, bad, or as treats. When I’m trying to get out of a nutrition rut, I have to remind myself that all food should be is energy. Easy said than done. 🙂
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