Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Today's Weigh-In: 204.2 lbs.
5-Day Average: 204.1 lbs.

I fell off the wagon yesterday. I woke up early, got in a max-effort day on back squats, and came to work with my lunch. So far, so good. Then we get an email that one of our customers is sending pizza and cake over to thank us for our good work. I figure "no worries, I'm always able to resist eating the stuff at work." But the hitch is that I had eaten breakfast much earlier than I normally do, so by about 11:00 I was starving. At noon, here come the pizzas. I ended up having 2 pieces of pizza and a small (very small) slice of cake. Sigh. I figured I would end it there, since there's no reason to go nuts over a little indiscretion. Problem with that is the massive amount of carbs in the pizza and cake caused me to be hungry much sooner than I would have liked, so I ended up eating the sandwich that I had brought for lunch along with an extra handful of walnuts. Dinner was okay, but too high in calories (scallop scampi with whole-grain noodles). Add in a couple of whiskeys, and I totaled about 3000 calories.

The scale was kind this morning even with the slip-up, so thank God for that. I did very well on Monday, and I plan to do well today. I've gotta start taking it one day at a time and refocusing on my goals. When I first started this journey I was impeccable: no cheating, no junk food, minimal alcohol (especially during the week). I've lost some of that, and have allowed myself some things that I know I shouldn't have. It has to stop. I'm not at my goal yet, so I can't be selling myself short.


Jason said...

Wow...I totally fell off the wagon today myself. It too was work related...we had customer appreciation day here so there are all kinds of cookies and sweets out. I however, don't really like sweets, but there was cheese, summer sausage and crackers and that is right up my alley. I had probably 8 crackers, 4 thin slices of the summer sausage, and more cheese than I would like to think I'm right there with you. When I get out of work, I'm going to get some extra exercise in. I didn't end up eating my turkey chili because of my slip up though, but I am starving, and have been all day.

But yeah, just tighten it up a little and you'll be back on track in no time man!

justin said...

This little slip might not be too bad. All the extra carbs probably did your muscles some good, and the scale didn't seem to mind, so I would say you're OK just don't make it the norm. Besides, I couldn't imagine a life without Pizza and Whiskey! :)

Ripx180 said...

Its a constant battle man... I get sick of all the food advertisement on tv when you are trying to do good. Some days you will win the willpower war and other days you wont. Just keep winning way more than your loosing and things will be all good. Your so close to Onederland... GET IT!!!