Much harder than I thought!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
This morning I woke up knowing I had a tough day ahead. This was to do with a club I help run where some members are causing troubles, and while I can completely see one side of the argument and agree with it, I disagree with how things have been done (or not done) to resolve the issue so far.
So I ended up trying to keep things in balance, trying to make sure the side I support knew that I was supporting them, but that I disagreed with their methods. In the end I had to categorically state that if they wanted my help, things would be done my way (eg: by the book, openly, without going behind anyone's back and covering all bases so we could defend our actions if challenged). I added that they were welcome to do it their way and I would offer no opposition, but in that case I would have nothing to do with it either as I didn't want my name associated with possible indefensible come-backs, with no hard feelings.
I think in the end people saw my point, so we're off for the ride. This meant that I spent most of the day researching the issue so as to have a clue how to go about it in a way that is both lawful and fair, and which allowed the side in the line of fire to explain their actions and point of view.
Most importantly, this meant that I forgot to make myself proper food, and apart from the first few hours of the day during which I had a proper breakfast and snacks, it all went ballistic.
My food diary today, from lunchtime onwards:
A cherry muffin
A pack of chocolate wafers
Gallons of coffee
Packs of cigarettes (ok, I didn't exactly *eat* those).
I spent the day sitting, be it at the computer, be it in meetings; I didn't ride one km (ok, it didn't help that it rained most of the day, but still...)
Mind you, I'm not excessively worried as the past few weeks I've been burning many more calories than SP has recommended in my programme, each week, and if the nutrition tracker worked things out correctly I'm only slightly above my suggested calories intake, so I should still have a deficit. The only thing is that I could have had healthier foods for those calories, but again, it's not like I do this every day. In fact, I hardly ever do it!
I'm now calling it a day as I feel shattered - funny that, I don't feel this tired after cycling 30 km or more!
I'm going to attempt watching a film, although it's much more likely that the film will be playing to a screwie snoring on her sofa :)