I can resist everything

.. except temptation.

For those of you who think  I am a relentless machine, I do mess up on occasion.  Like last night.  As per recent posts, work has been very busy, and has involved a lot of Friday night releases (I work in IT) that start around dinner and run til quite late (1AM usually).  It’s a long day, since I tend to be a worker kind of guy who starts at my usual time of 7:30AM regardless.  The good news is I work from home on those days, so at least there’s no transit involved too.

Last night and next, the wife and kid have plans, and so I was on my own for dinner.  I decided to get pizza delivered.  I figured with them out, I could get an order of stuff I don’t get to have very often since the wife is vegetarian and the kid is typical picky kid.  I figured I would use the leftovers for another night/lunches.  It arrived just as things got going, and I rushed upstairs with my initial allocation.  I was still a bit hungry so I grabbed one more slice and went back to work.

That’s when I should have wrapped up the leftovers.  Because then they sat there.  And every time I got a few minutes to grab a drink or go to the bathroom or check on the dog, I passed by.  And yep, grabbed a slice.  By 1AM, the work was done and so was the pizza.

It wasn’t a one-shot binge, but spread over 6 hours, so I didn’t feel too bad, just like the boiled frog.  But I definitely felt the consequences on the scale this morning.  I know it will pass over the next few days, as a lot of it is saltiness from toppings as well.  Sadly, tonight will be a bit over too, as tonight is a bit of planned night out with a good friend.  But we’ll be alright again by next Thursday or so.

But let it be a lesson – don’t leave temptation lying out in front of you.

Certainly, I know what’s happening next week. Either I’m not ordering pizza again, or it’s getting wrapped up as soon as I take my two slices out.



About J.

40 year old IT guy on a health and fitness kick.

Posted on August 11, 2012, in Emotional Eating, Food, Personal, Weight, Weight Loss and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Meh… potholes in the road sir, potholes in the road…. get out, survey the damage and move along

  2. I have decided to get my self a subway sandwich, whenever I will crave fastfood – they don’t have fatfree dressings over here in Germany, but it’s a start and those things are quite healthy, if you make the right choice that is. 😉 Is there any Subway in your area?

    • Plenty of healthy choices in my area. Biggest issue was I didn’t wrap up the leftovers right away and let myself graze on them. If I had put them in the freezer as planned, they wouldn’t have been eaten.

  3. So true if it’s in view it’s just too hard to resist…… She says as she gets up to hide the box of cashews she’s been nibbling on.

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