I’m about to go on a short business/pleasure trip to beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico. It’ll be the first time I’ve gone there and there will be some meals as part of the conference and, of course, the eating “on our own”, as the agenda says.
But, that’s not the topic of this post. You see, I was planning to do my Weekly Weigh-in today. I have to get up super early tomorrow in order to get out the door and to the airport in time to catch a relatively early flight. So, I thought, I’d do it today and then go back to Thursday next week when I get back.
Well, the road to hell are paved with good intentions. I stepped on the scale this morning and surely thought I had gone to hell. I was up (I won’t say how much) but it was more than I wanted to admit to the world via the Internet. Of course, you don’t go to hell without sinning, first, and that’s exactly what has been happening.
Eating For The Sake Of Eating
Over the last week I’ve been eating later at night and I’ve eaten out for a couple of lunches. To top it all off, I had this huge breakfast yesterday morning topped by a ridiculously fattening and high calorie meal last night at a local restaurant. It’s not even a restaurant I like very much. It just happened to be convenient and fast.
Yes, there was stuff on the menu that would have been a better choice but between being hungry and wanting to “let loose” I ordered the fish and chips. Wrong choice. Very wrong choice. Not only was it deep fired within an inch of it’s previous life and horrible looking and bad tasting, it was mega calorie. As if that wasn’t bad enough, i ordered dessert which I shared with my wife but still….
So, I learned my lesson.
Keeping Nutrition In Mind
If I’m going to fall off the wagon, I want to do it with food that is well prepared and tastes good and may even be nutritionally good for me. This eating garbage just to satisfy hunger just doesn’t get it.
So I’m going to get up early tomorrow morning, hop in the shower and write down my weight. The nice thing about the Internet is that I don’t have to be in my house, at my dining room table (as I am right now) to weigh in and report. I can do that from virtually anywhere and I’ll certainly be able to do it from a hotel room in San Juan.
Today, I’m really going to watch what I eat and drink lots and lots of water. Maybe swill down some psyllium in the hopes of flushing out my system.
Stay tuned. I’ll report tomorrow whether it’s up, down or sideways.