As you read previously (or maybe you didn’t) I gained a total of .6 pounds over the previous past 2 days. Last night was the BCS bowl game. Being that I am from Oregon, I of course was going to a bowl game party. My responsibility…bring the crock-pot full of piping hot nacho cheese sauce to douse the Tostitos in and a couple $5 pizzas.
Nice….500 calorie a day diet with VERY limited food choices, and I bring the cheese sauce.
After seeing the .5 gain yesterday morning, after a .1 gain the day before (both with no apparent cause), I had to ponder the value in having a cheat day. All I had eaten for the day was an orange, and there were only a few possible outcomes.
1. Not cheat, get on the scale the next morning and see another gain, leading me to jump off the wagon and say, “Screw it. I have gained 3 days in a row!”
2. Not cheat, and see a really great loss the next day, leading to being glad I didn’t cheat.
3. Cheat, knowing I will gain the next day, and just accept I likely set myself back by about 3 days.
I decided I would play it by ear. It was bad enough I wouldn’t get to drink any beer while there.
In the end, I ate. I ate 2 slices of cheese pizza and some chips with cheese. There was a platter of cupcakes that were sprinkled in Oregon green on the buffet. I decided that I would not touch them, at least until the 4th quarter. I figured if they were all gone by then, it wasn’t meant to be. The 4th rolled around and passed on to the 2 minute warning and there sat about 5 pretty cupcakes. I ate one of those, too.
I am sure you can predict what would transpire this morning….. Well. We were all WRONG. I lost a half a pound. How is that!? How can I stick to the damn diet to a T, gain for two days, then eat garbage and lose!? How messed up is that?? Despite the good fortune (not to worry, I have prepared myself for a possible delay on consequences and don’t relish the thought of tomorrow morning), I decided to have an apple day today. I have had coffee, tea, and about 5 apples so far. I have skipped the Melba as well.
This is complete craziness. If I wasn’t down 11.9 pounds since the first, I’d be eating chicken and rice bake with my family right now. As for the football game…
I am proud of the Ducks. It was a good, close game. I don’t think there is anything to be ashamed of. I think Eric Smith should have been ejected, and I think they needed to double up on Fairley, but oh well. Maybe somebody will pull a Tanya Harding on him, rendering him unable to play in the future. Cheap shots like that are uncalled for and plain rotten. Looks like it is a habit of his given what turns up on Google when you type “Auburn Eric Smith”.