I knew this week would be difficult. I really don’t want to start off by making excuses before I even get started, but there were two different events that was going to throw me off:
- A work function that Sunshine attended with me on Saturday night. This function included an all-you-can-eat buffet and all-you-can-eat bacon-wrapped-scallops as a “snack” later in the evening. While I think I behaved myself a bit, I still didn’t perform over the weekend as good as I would have liked.
- A business meal on Monday night. This was a “team building event” and I ended up eating a lot more than I anticipated. Of course, I got to try Alaskan king crab for the first time…so maybe it was worth it.
Sunshine made a comment in an email last night that she felt I wasn’t taking the diet as seriously as I could have, which conflicted with my genuine feelings on wanting to lose weight and feel better.
I was trying to come up with a reason why I’m always having such a hard time when it comes to dieting and it hit me: I have an addictive personality. I was addicted to smoking for 16 years before finally quitting, and I think I’m now addicted to food.
I know…it sounds silly, but I think I need to focus on this whole diet as a way to overcome an addiction. I find myself eating even when I’m not hungry, and that’s just a sign that I’m needing to really take this seriously and be aware of what I eat and when.
Okay…enough with my excuses. At the weigh-in this morning, this is where I ended up after Week One:
Well, it could have been worse. Nothing wrong with two pounds, I guess.
Of course, it could have been a LOT better. And I really think it will going forward. I’m focused, I’m motivated, and I’m counting calories like I’ve never done before…so I’m anticipating a really good result for next week.
Wish me luck!