What the hell was I thinking?

So, I thought I would start sharing more of my day-to-day progress, thoughts and struggles. I am doing this as much for the cathartic value as for the sharing aspect. I’ve been reading a lot of weight loss blogs and articles of late and there are a lot of us who are on this journey and blog more often than I do. So, anyway, here goes.

The title of this article relates to dinner tonight, I’ll get to that in a moment. First, though, some good thoughts on the day.

I have been trying to be conscious of eating something in the morning. I frequently skip breakfast, and I know that’s a bad idea. Today I decided to have one of the yummy, asiago bagels at Einstein Brothers. Back in my fat-guy, not even trying days, I would go in and get two of them. I’d usually have them both eaten before my computer booted up completely. So, now when I go in, they recognize me and I have to tell them I am only having one today. It really was delicious, no guilt. Weight Watchers has them at 7 points. Not a bad start

At lunch was when I had my best triumph of the day. At around 9:30 I was working alone at my desk and started thinking about lunch. I knew I’d be eating alone, and I thought about popping out to Wendy’s. This was a regular thing for me before I started the journey, and I haven’t been there since February. What could it hurt? I thought I would just order something from the value menu and be on my way. When lunchtime actually arrived, without a second thought I got up and went to the company cafeteria. I was half way into building a healthy, 6 point salad when I remembered my thoughts about Wendy’s. I smiled at myself for making the salad. The great thing about that lunch was that I did it by pattern. My old pattern would have been the trip out for fast food, but now my habits are changing and my default has become the salad.

Now comes the part related to the title. On the second Tuesday of the month, my wife plays BUNCO with her friends. This month it was delayed to today. When BUNCO happens, I usually go out to dinner with any of my children that are around. Tonight my daughter and son chose Buffalo Wild Wings. When it came time to order drinks, I went with ice water. So far so good. For dinner I ordered the Buffalo Ranch Wrap with Tortilla chips. We were having good conversation and before I knew it, the whole thing was gone. My two children had asked for boxes and were bringing half of their dinners home (like 3 nerds, we all ordered the same thing). I was the only one who finished everything.

Now, I usually like to snack in the evening. A piece of fruit, small bowl of nuts, something like that. But, since dinner I have had this rock sitting in my stomach. Now, mind you, that is not close to how much I used to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings. At least I have that going for me. But, I did put away a 33 point meal.

For the day I stayed on track with my points, but I can feel the effects of the sodium in that restaurant nightmare. Tomorrow I will increase my hydration.

All in all it was a good day, with one mistake. I should have brought half of the wrap home for lunch or dinner tomorrow.

That’s it. Just some thoughts for the day today. Good night, and Good Luck on all your choices.



  1. Slip ups are inevitable when it comes to big goals which is why knowing how to deal with them is important 🙂 You’re doing great and one meal won’t do much damage.


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