Wednesday, April 03, 2013
In my first week on program, I've lost 4.8 pounds, which is pretty awesome! 221 is the lowest I've been in a while, and I know that number is going to just keep going down. If I count what I lost before starting my new program, I'm down 13 pounds so far! And I have to go buy a belt because the pants I got just a month ago are practically falling off!
But I have my first big obstacle coming up. At my department in grad school, we are having a visiting weekend for new prospective students. This involves lots of social meetings, which involve lots of food. Now for smaller things, such as the departmental tea gathering, it's not so weird if I don't grab a plateful of cookies or whatever.
But the big event Friday evening is going out for pizza (which is paid for by the department). I want to go because I want to meet new possible students, and just be involved socially. However, I know pizza will be a hard temptation to resist, and I don't want to be that weird person that's not eating anything. Or drinking anything, since beer drinking is usually a big part of socializing around here (not to excess, but it's unusual to not have one or two beers when out with friends).
I haven't told anyone at school I'm trying to lose weight, because it's just not a topic that comes up. So if anyone has any tips on how to handle this upcoming event (including how to resist the siren smell of greasy pizza), please share.