Monday, December 05, 2005


So the holiday party season is now in full swing. Starting tomorrow with the office holiday party. Our holiday party sounds extremely exciting, but frankly I'm sort of bummed that it's just employees and we aren't bringing significant others. I mean I see these people every day. I want to show off my cute boy to them and actually enjoy some time out of the office with these people. Either way I'm sure it will still be fun. And food filled. Check it out:

We're going to a local cooking school and learning how to cook a full Italian meal. I'm not too sure on the details, but I know it includes an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. And wine. Lots of wine. But having dessert means sugar will be present. Lots of sugar. And I'm sure it will be delicious. I haven't yet decided how I'm going to approach the holiday party tomorrow. On one hand, I could say this is a once a year event and throw caution to the wind. On the other hand, I could strictly stick to my no sugar on weekdays plan and avoid dessert altogether.

But if I'm going to make this a lifestyle, I'm going to need to incorporate these kinds of events into my daily life. And I seriously doubt I'm going to be able to or even want to resist a delicious Italian dessert that I created with my own two hands. I'm not a great cook, so I'm really excited and nervous to see what I can prepare. We'll see how I feel about that tomorrow night though.

To update you on the no sugar, no sugar substitute plan; I've been doing pretty well. Not perfect, but good. Since last Thursday night when I discussed the plan with the trainer, I've had no soda, diet or otherwise. I'm pretty proud of that. I have however, had some sugar free syrup with kashi waffles (I mean I just bought these waffles and what else am I going to eat with them), one bite of cheesecake, and one cookie. Now I know this looks like I completely effed it all up, but this was all on Saturday and Sunday, days he said I could be a little more lax with myself. Today went extremely well, I was dying for a piece of chocolate after dinner but I resisted and made some cinnamon tea instead.

I also completed my assigned workouts on Saturday and tonight, even with a massive amount of soreness. After I got my blood pumping with some cardio I felt okay, but it is truly amazing what lifting weights can do to weakly muscles like mine. So I feel good about how I've done when it comes to focusing on my new plan. Like I said, I'll probably have some sugar tomorrow night at the holiday party, but after that I should be all good.

All should be well and good then right, and I should be on track for another loss this week, right? NO.

I weighed myself this morning - up a whopping FIVE pounds from my weigh-in on Friday. FIVE pounds! I know there are reasons for this. Sore muscles holding water. Period due on Thursday. Big pasta dinner Sunday night. But still. FIVE pounds! Seriously.

Hopefully I'll be able to get rid of it, but its looking like we'll see that same yo yo gain this week and I'll be right back to 190 or above, where I've been for weeks and weeks on end. Damn you five pounds. Damn you.

1 comment:

K said...

Sounds like you're doing really well - and good on you for planning ahead with the office party. You are right - real life does tend to mess with the plan and you just have to factor that in. (I need to get better at that myself.)

I'm sure the 5lb is water, or possibly just the universe messing with you, because you've obviously been really focused.