Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Recently, I attended a training in Atlanta for work. The Marriott in which we stayed was lovely, but the food served launched a vendetta against my waistline! There are certain foods I know to NEVER buy, because I find it impossible to stop eating them. I don't consider myself to be a binge eater, but there are a select few foods I love so much that I eat them until the bag is empty. On that short list: Doritos, chocolate covered pretzels, mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. I have eaten 1-2 entire bags of each of these before in total in life, so not much damage has been done because I avoid them like the plague.
However, this Marriott served a full breakfast (sausage, eggs, grits, ETC!) then TWO snack breaks, and lunch, all included in our package. And on those breaks were the dreaded chocolate covered pretzels! I must have had 15 in the morning break and 15 in the afternoon- each of the 5 days of training. I went to the gym 5 times that week, but unless I started exercising like Michael Phelps it wasn't going to help.
Damage done? 5 freakin' pounds! One for each day of pretzels and various other unhealthy goodies! Now to spend the next month burning it back off!