Friday, December 19, 2008

End of the week

Oof - Friday night and I'm just posting now. You lead a more exciting life than I do. Trust me. ;)

Well, the remainder of this week wasn't as good as the start. Wednesday at work I was stuck in an "all day" meeting, which ran from 9am until 3pm, after which I was in another meeting from 3 to 4:45, then a third meeting from 4:45 until 5:Something. Ugg! I *hate* meetings. I'm a producer, a do-er - I'm not a meeter. So frustrating. The other negative thing about that was that we had lunch catered in as we were in the long meeting. They brought... Chinese. My weakness! I tried to be good - one eggroll, a small serving of white rice, a small serving of Sesame chicken... but the elliptical doesn't lie - I didn't sweat as much as I wanted to Thursday morning. And the scale reflected an uptick. Damn.

Thursday wasn't much better - after work I met up with some friends downtown for dinner, drinks and a holiday parade. Four beers and one appetizer of 4 small burgers later, and I knew I'd botched it.

Today I did better, but was invited to happy hour by some of the people at my current workplace. I couldn't say no - it was my first invite since joining there a month ago! Again, four beers. I grabbed Subway on the way home, along with two waters.

I'm not really that mad at myself; I'm just fine. But I also recognize that hitting 275 by Jan 1 is really *really* on the outside edge right now. I'm not sure how I feel about that - on the one hand, I'd like to make that goal. I'd feel good for reaching the goal and I'd be at 60 pounds down. On the other hand, I know that it'll be waiting for me by the 7th of January if I botch it. I'm just not quite feeling the big drive to work my arse off right at this exact moment. I will again, but I just feel like I'm going to enjoy seeing my family and won't make a huge deal about things.

I'll be fine.



Twice the Man said...

i feel your pain, i was 310 on wednesday and then went to a Christmas party/dinner last night and weighed in 313 this morning, arg!! I did 150 minutes of cardio today, do my weights and more cardio this weekend to get below 310 by my official weigh in day of wednesday, hang in there

Katschi said...

I'm feeling abit sluggish myself but I'm trying to push through it.
This must be normal, eh? It's seems there are a few of us hitting a rough patch.
We'll be fine, I'm sure of it.
Thanks for the well wishes, Roder!

Ron said...

Hang in their.. you will get their... this is not a race...unfortunatley I had to post a gain last week and I am still up myself!

Mickey said...

55 pounds gone. That's outstanding. And not getting caught up in that Jan 1 goal is great. 55 pounds! That is OUTSTANDING.

Will @ 4XLT said...

Damn beer. I had the same problem myself recently when I was back in Oklahoma. I'm not really a drinker, but I ended up having a beer or two 4 or 5 nights I was back. And on top of that, the poor food choices I made COMPLETELY blew me out of the running for hitting 299 by New Years.


Oh well - now it's time to recalibrate and recalculate and keep moving forward.

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