A Fat Man's Journey (Working my way back…)

An Attempt to Journey from Fat to Fit in a Lifetime. Eat right, Eat less, Move more

A Stumble


Went to the Christmas Eve party last night.

The expected slack jawed OH MY HOW MUCH DID YOU LOSE comments, the one fellow who spent the evening denying I was the same person…..

That was fun.

Not fun was overeating. I nibbled at this and that and had two reasonable servings of food but in the end I realized that, swept up in the festivities of the evening, I had knocked down a nearly 4000 calorie day.

This is not what I wanted to happen and I am very unhappy with myself over it all.

To be sure, this was nowhere near the amount of food I ate last year when seeing my reflection at this party prompted me to begin the Journey. It is still a lack of control and focus that I do not allow and I am having to think long and hard about the how and the why that this happened.

I had already planned a long walk at the track today so that will happen and I started the day with a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries so that is a good start to the refocus. Most important is I have to focus on making this a onetime stumble and not a first step off the cliff.

As I approach the one year mark on this Journey of mine I am no closer to being able to relax and simply live my life without the extreme focus on controlling my food intake. I have always said this is a Journey without end. Last night serves as a stark reminder that it is a Journey with no rest.

Merry Christmas Friends.


3 thoughts on “A Stumble

  1. Good start to a new day. What is past is past. There will always be special events that take you down a different path when it comes to eating. As long as you get right back on the ‘right’ path and continue your journey to a healthy life style you’ll be fine. Enjoy those occasional side trips. Like you said it was no where near what you would have eaten in the past, so that alone is an accomplishment. Look at your ‘skinny’ friends. I bet they go down that holiday path and stay there longer than you do. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and holiday season.

  2. Mark you are being way to hard on yourself! Don’t feel guilty. You enjoyed the food and you may have a little set back but you got right back on track and you will be fine. Relax I promise you if you get back it will come off. It’s OK to indulge once in awhile and I know you will get back on track this journey means too much to you!

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