Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 30 - The Bad Decision

Hello blog.

The other day's ribs were enjoyed so much that they made an encore. Had a meal identical to the previous one, probably about 1400 calories.

Then on my way out of a Walmart, I made the poor decision to get Wienerschnitzel for some stupid reason. About 1400 calories of chili cheese garbage there.

This is what you order:

And this is what you get:

I again had a small fruit and walnut salad in the evening, pushing the calorie total to just over 3,000. Which in terms of thermodynamics, is about par for the course. If I gained, it was less than 3 ounces. So I don't feel like this is a failure that has to completely derail me.

Immediately after eating the second bad meal I felt regret, and was briefly tempted to just omit it from my blog entirely out of embarrassment. But this blog would be totally pointless if I'm going to be dishonest with it, so there you go. You get to see all my weaknesses.

Until tomorrow,


  1. This is a journey. You won't always be perfect. Recognizing that yhat and that you can start fresh with the next meal is a lesson that takes some people a long time to learn. You are making changes in how you think.

  2. This is where I always have a problem, Eric. You see, what I want to do is climb up on the top rope and come down mightily on your head... beat some sense into you that it's time to get serious about this undertaking. That Walmart weenies are about as poor an eating choice as I can possibly imagine...

    But... you're here blogging truthfully about your setbacks, so I guess that's something.

    I wish I could truly get across to you the difference in how I felt at almost 300 lbs and the changes since dropping over 90 lbs. I kept a dairy the whole way and it's as if the early part of it was written by an entirely different person.

    I hope you can find the strength, determination and fortitude to make a real run at this, Eric. I promise you that it's worth it.

  3. Eric,

    I think it would be really healthy for you to start blogging about what you really hope to achieve by being fit. I reread your statement of purpose and I can only really surmise that you want to stop your food addiction because of the expense.

    Besides being a workaholic, what other freedoms do you hope to gain by becoming physically fit?

    Take it from someone who is very very similar to you. I too was a workaholic. I am (and always will be) a food addict. I have many freedoms I want to regain by being healthy.

    Come visit my blog, specifically this post.

    I'm really worried about the pattern that is still emerging despite the distance you have traveled.

    Heck...if you are interested, I'd even have a phone conversation with you about it.

    Warmest regards,