October 24, 2005 – Temptations

Weight: 323
Difference from last entry: –1

Ah, that’s more like it! A pound was about what I thought I would lose. It would’ve been more, but I fell victim to temptation this week. Two bits of temptation, actually. Two that I know very well, and should know how to counteract by now: soda, and Halloween candy. I actually did very well resisting both. Halloween candy’s been out all week. And all week, when I brought a lunch with me, I was able to abstain.

But I didn’t bring a lunch with me on Thursday. And, when I got hungry and didn’t have anything on hand, I dug into the candy jar. I didn’t go overboard, and did a good job in limiting the amount of candy that I had. But I didn’t stop at one piece, which is what I should have done. Lesson learned: either always bring a lunch, or stick to one piece.

I also fell victim to peanut butter, which I have a strange relationship with. Eaten in moderation, PB is almost a perfect food. It’s filling, high in protein and makes a great sandwich. But it is also high in calories, and I love it. Love it. LOVE IT! One serving is not enough for me. So I end up having two or three sandwiches. And I have to have milk to go with the sandwiches. Not good, not good at all. This is a case of taking a healthy meal (and a PB&J sandwich with a glass of milk actually is a pretty health meal) and making it unhealthy via portion size.

Fortunately, I am good at recovering when I am abusing peanut butter. That little stint over the weekend probably cost me a pound or two of weight loss, but I got it out of my system, and I’m good to go for another six to nine months before I’ll be wanting to do that again.

Still, things were mostly good this week. Stuck with the exercise. Ate mostly well. Brought lunches to work. And lost a pound.

That’ll do!

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