Why Is This So Hard?
Friday, March 31, 2017
First, let me give myself some credit. This week has actually been much better than a lot of work trips I've taken.
Things I've Done Well This Week:
- Exercise every single morning
- Limited booze
- Skipped some snack breaks
- Healthy breakfast in the room
Buuuuuuuuuuuut. I'm still way over on calories. When I see food, I eat it. I just can't seem to stop myself. Greek yogurt and granola in my room. Yay! Healthy start! But then I go down to the meeting and the carbfest is still out there and next thing I know there's a muffin in my hand. Did I need that muffin? Absolutely freaking not.
Ditto for the snack breaks. I actually, on multiple occasions, left a session early knowing the break was coming. And breaks at these meetings ALWAYS mean cookies. It's a cultural thing. People complain when we're someplace that doesn't have cookies, or the cookies aren't good enough. So I leave to avoid the cookies. But when I come back for the next session and there are still some left, next thing I know there's a cookie in my hand. Did I need that cookie? Absolutely freaking not.
I'm on my way home today, and will be home for a solid month before my next trip. I know I'll get right back on track and this week of blips will be in the rear view mirror. And I know this is actually an improvement over trips in the past. It is a HUUUUUUUUUUGE help to not be in the bar with colleagues drinking and snacking mindlessly. I had some wine at dinner a few nights, but that's it.
Onward. That's all I can do.