Monday, April 28, 2008

A Tough Week

This is going to be a tough week for me. After dropping five pounds between Week 0 and Week 1, that's a given. I'm thinking it might be a challenge to maintain that pace.

Add into the mix that it was raining today. Scrap walking. I was hoping to at least put the time to good use and get my hair cut. But the local place I go to was full up, so I still look like the Shaggy DA, too.

On Wednesday, my company has their annual profit sharing luncheon. This means a social hour with appetizers. Then sitting and listening to a motivational speaker. And finally, more food. I will try to eat in moderation, but i also know that this is likely to be a stumbling block for me.

So we hope for good weather. I'm also trying an experiment. I am eating Special K for lunch this week, with 2% milk. They're always touting their benefits on the commercials, we'll see if any of this can help offset the other roadblocks that are looking to derail my forward momentum.


Brad P. from NJ said...

Friday is an all-day corporate event for me. So many snacks, and easily accessed food. I'm working hard to just make sure that I eat breakfast before I eat the house. If I let myself get into the office and wander into the cafeteria for some breakfast... the whole day just seems to go downhill from there.

Zach said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Occasionally, you need a day where you can eat without guilt.
My understanding (not a health professional) is that your body adjusts the metabolism based on things like exercise and how many calories are coming in. If you reduce the calories, eventually, the body adjusts the metabolism accordingly. So, to keep that from happening, you get one day a week (the mythical "free day") where you don't worry about it. That one day of extra calories shouldn't hurt a lot in the long run, so long as you're not scarfing down an entire Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake, and it keeps your body from moving the thermostat.

Doug said...

Its gonna be close. But I may break even. Tomorrow will tell the tale.