I think the best comparison I can give to what happened this week is a drug addict relapsing. Instead of snorting and shooting up everything in sight, I ate as much as possible until I slipped into a food induced coma. Unlike drugs, you can’t quit food cold turkey (mmm turkey), so everything I eat is a gateway drug to candy and cheese.
I kicked off with an epic weekend of binge drinking… Which meant umpteen vodka sodas and feasting on pizza at 2 am. This was followed by a breakfast buffet of all-you-can-eat pancakes and scrambled eggs. I fit in a 5 mile run on Sunday so I didn’t feel too bad and told myself I’d make up for it during the week.
My uncle was in town for a conference so I skipped the gym after work Monday-Wednesday. For a normal person, this would be fine. For me, one little change in my usual schedule sends me into a tailspin. I was about one day away from waking up face down in a gutter with a pork chop hanging out of my mouth.
So a month worth of work was officially down the drain when I weighed in this morning: 167.4. It takes a lot of calories to gain 6 pounds in one week. I’m really hoping a lot of that is water retention from all the salt. This is it. Rock bottom. Back to square one. Help me, Jebus!
Time to kill it this week and make up some ground. I’m not posting any “after” pictures. What the hell would be the point?
Time for shout out to my uncle: He owns Dr. Kracker which is a delicious and healthy cracker. They’re low calorie (around 100 calories) full of protein and a great source of fiber. They’re made with a blend of nature’s best whole grains and seeds, mixed carefully into a yeast-raised dough and artisan-baked to perfection. You can find them at Whole Foods and other locations: