Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Ugly Sneak Preview

I normally hop on the scale every Friday morning to see how I'm doing in the battle to rid myself of unwanted body fat. Even that frequency may be somewhat misleading because of the ups and downs that can be created by water retention, digestion of recent meals, and other factors but is generally a good barometer of how things are going. I jumped on this morning because I sensed that things were not going well. After feeling good about myself for passing on all the baked goods placed before me at the swimming pool this past weekend, that resolve has not manifested itself the rest of the week. I'm afraid that this week the boys at Archer-Daniels-Midland were the winners as I managed to consume more corn syrup in a few days than I probably have in months. I won't go into the details but suffice it to say, I ate some food that our friend Grok certainly would not recognize. Part of the problem is that there is still too much "crap" sitting in my pantry because they happen to be favorites of my grandkids. But that's no excuse--they were there when I dropped 30 pounds in three months but I resolved not to eat them. I just have to rediscover that resolve.


Stephan said...

Hey Dave,

The temptation never totally goes away! If you have that stuff under your nose all the time, you're going to cave sometimes. It happens to me too. Once I get a taste of sweet, all bets are off. It's like trying to only take one hit of crack.

It's so much easier if you just toss it all and don't give yourself the option.

Dave Clary said...

Thanks, Stephan! Tossing isn't an option unless I can convince my wife we shouldn't be letting the grandkids eat the crap either. I've definitely reduced the bad stuff, but it's something I'll have to deal with for while. The difference this time was that it wasn't a one-time indulgence--it was a melt down! :-) But I'm back on track!!