Day 481

I am not back on track… but I am going in the right direction. Yesterday was always going to be a hectic day, and I knew that jogging would not be in the cards. Nonetheless, I was able to accomplish everything that I intended to, which is more than I can say for some days. I still ate, but I do not feel that I overindulged as I have some of the last few days. I did, however, find myself quite hungry after coming in from my cigar in the evening, and I decided to break my rule about evening snacking. I opened a bag of mini crisps and did something I have not had any success in doing recently: I took six chips and then put the bag away. While it is conceivable that I stopped at six because I was calling Leslie back, the first thought that came to mind was that if I only had enough to kerb my hunger and no more then I might not be disappointed when I stepped onto the bathroom scale the next morning. Indeed, a 2.4 lbs. drop from yesterday was a welcome relief. The fact that I am now ten pounds heavier than my best weight ever is balanced by the fact that I am down 3.6 lbs. in the last two days, and even though I am still above the 260 lbs. mark, I am heading in the right direction. I have started to take the steps necessary to quash the last month of slipping and sliding.

I really enjoyed the first session of my cigar sommelier course last night… once it got started. The original time was supposed to be 5pm, and there was a lot of confusion around… something. Fortunately, all is well that ends well, and we had a great session with the master. There are students from all over the world, and I was relieved that I was not the only one whose Spanish is not very good. The translator did a decent job, and I look forward to continuing with it.

My plan for today is to teach until 1pm, then have lunch. I am hoping that after lunch I will be able to go for a jog, and then get home in time for my 4:30 phone session with my therapist. I need to discuss the rollercoaster I have been on lately, and hopefully I can get some pointers to stay on track. My wife and my diet buddy are great supports, but right now it is all hands on deck. I need to make sure that this last month is a blip, and not ‘where it all goes wrong.’ I am teaching in the evening, and I am always excited to start a new class. It ends at 9:00pm, which will give me just enough time to have a cigar date with my wife… as long as the weather on both sides holds up!

Have a great day folks!

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