It all culminated after the race. Took a celebratory trip to The Rocky Mountain Wing Shack. It's a little discouraging to be telling people you are in the midst of a training program and then walk into the "The Shack" and have the guy behind the counter know your order before you say it. (XX-Hot Lunch Special with Fries instead of Tots and two fry sauces instead of Blue Cheese for the record.)
Sunday morning I was comfortably back into the 190's.
Depression set in and then it was the Super Bowl. Now, for the record, I don't give two shits about the Super Bowl. I have a bad habit of telling people how much I don't give two shits about the Super Bowl. But it's true. I don't really care about commercials either. Which of course, leaves food. The best thing about the Super Bowl as far as I'm concerned is food served buffet style. Magically I am protected from the food poisoning that could come from cocktail shrimp left on the counter for three hours. Veggie trays whose sole purpose is to be a vehicle for Ranch dressing. Creative ways to combine candy and salty foods. In a fun twist there were three versions of multi-layer dips. Lots of guacamole/bean/sour cream/ type things. They were rad. What was cool was the "second half" meal. Pretty much just a cookie sheet with "Buffalo-Style Chicken Tenders" out of the freezer. It felt like I was cheating on the Wing Shack. Technically I was cheating on my diet with the Wing Shack. So I was basically cheating on my mistress. I was in deep.
When I went to bed Sunday night I was feeling pretty puffy. I should have resolved that I was going to jump back in and hit the workouts really hard on Monday. I didn't.
I managed to get back on the food wagon. Busy days at work helped. You'll notice I didn't weigh in on Monday. I couldn't bring myself to. But after what I felt like was a pretty good food day I did weigh in on Tuesday morning and was pleasantly surprised. Back in the 180's. So for those keeping track at home I am still down more than 10 pounds. Which AIN'T too shabby for pretty much taking a week off after the first week on. I haven't worked out at all this week. That might get better, but diet wise I almost don't have to punch things in anymore because I just know what I can and can't eat. It's like I'm a dietician.
Hopefully back on that pony tomorrow.
- Total Weight Loss: 10.8 lbs