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.
Around the Web – April 27
Finding your motivation – not health specific, but still some good ideas.