Sunday, January 15, 2006

To Go Out Or Not?

A good friend Chip asked me during the day Friday whether I'd be interested in maybe going out for a drink Friday night. This would be after he watched his young daughter perform some basketball drills in between the local high school games so we were looking at about 8:30 or later. Typically the place we go to is within a mile of my house and usually calm and reserve. I told him it would be a possibility because my family didn't have anything planned and this would be after the kid's bedtime.

As the day went on I had some reservations because I was successfully on day 5 of my low calorie diet and going out would surely push me over the edge. When I talked to Chip Friday after work he informed me his wife would be going out and they might meet other people. I became a little more reserve. When he let me know they were going about 20 miles away I think that is when I decided to just hang out with my family.

I confirmed my decision with Chip at 8:15 that I would just stay home. Then I asked my wife if it was too late to take the family to get some much needed items from WallyWorld. We all hopped in the family Jeepster and spent about hour shopping. Hanging out with the family was fun. I didn't come home smelling of smoke. The diet streak is still intact. My wife and I went to bed at the same time and .....watched some Letterman. For the first time in a while I got 8+ hours of sleep.

Being boring paid off. I have just completed my 6th day in a row of being around 1500 calories. I feel better. I am starting to feel that there is a renewing of my mind. I pray I stick with it this time!


kvkid said...

Good job Mr.Mike. I think I may have over done it a little today. we went to a Mizzou basketball game tonight and to Ruby Tuesday's afterward.

Wiccachicky said...

Good for you! Keep it up! There's nothing wrong with being boring if it keeps you on track for your goals. :)

Pigs said...

Way to go! I read something in Glamour yesterday that I cut out for you (I am assuming you do not read Glamour?), but I think I'll just post it here. In the list of A to Z list of Health Must-Dos, it says:
Order Takeout Less. If you're overweight, your risk of heart disease doubles. But eatin gjust one fewer restaurant or take out entree - which can easily pack in 1,000 calories - each week for a year can be enough to help you lose 15 pounds.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to kvkid: I'd have a nachos and diet Pepsi at the game and then some good fried food at Ruby Tuesdays.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to wiccachicky: Tomorrow I will implement the treadmill into my plans. Baby steps.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to PIGS: We share so much, but do eat out or order take out a lot!