Happy Birthday To Me Monday!

I can’t have a cake since I am on Atkins again, but I will be having a celebratory steak at my mom’s house tonight. Happy birthday to me.

Bike Update

The bike is now in the hands of Fed Ex and per the tracking information, it is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday the 9th. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that the bike arrives on that day and undamaged.

The bike helmet, gloves and air pump are supposed to arrive tomorrow since I could get 1 day shipping for them, but at this point the order is still being processed.


Yesterday’s Meal Plan

Breakfast – 3 eggs, slice of cheese and 2 slices of bacon

Lunch – Chicken thigh with onions and side salad

Dinner – Hamburger patty with side salad

Snack – string cheese

Calories – 1200

I’m doing fine on the diet but had some serious temptation yesterday. I live in the New Orleans metro area and it is of course Mardi Gras time. I decided to head out to the parades yesterday. I had to walk about 1.5 miles to find a spot that wasn’t 40 people deep and I think I was a little dehydrated and I definitely should have eaten my snack and maybe even dinner before heading out.

The smell of BBQ meats, fried chicken, hamburgers, gumbo, jambalaya and other decadent tasty vittles was overwhelming. I can’t ever remember seeing so many BBQ pits up and down St Charles Avenue. Some guy was roasting a whole pig. I don’t have a clue how he had power for the electric spit that was turning the pig.

My stomach was grumbling big time. I watched the parades for about an hour but at some point I decided I needed to head home before I turned into this guy.

I felt myself transforming into a ravenous beast and I would eat more than cookies. I would devour anything and everything. So I figured it was best to call it a day and head home. It was WAYYYYYYY too crowded anyway.  There were recorded crowds due to the perfect weather combined with 2 major parades running back to back because one was canceled Saturday due to rain. It was crazy.

I got out of there without eating but my eyes did check out a couple of vendors to see what tasty treats they were selling.

Tip Of The Day

Know your limitations and try best to avoid situations that could derail the diet. I put myself in harm’s way yesterday. We can’t live like hermits 100% of the time, but we do need to figure out which events we can go to and which ones will lead to diet disasters. Especially people just starting up.

I can’t count the number of diets I planned to start only to have them derailed by a food orgy out with friends or coworkers.

Know your limitations. You may need to excuse yourself from certain events at least until you have some serious momentum behind you to give you some strength.

I knew my limitations yesterday. That constant smell of awesome food was slowly breaking down my willpower so I needed to bolt. You need to have escape plans all set up if you do attend events like Mardi Gras or other festivals or fairs.

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

Published in: on March 7, 2011 at 8:45 am  Comments (30)  
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