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Had a friend stop by the house this past weekend. Immediately I kicked into “hospitality mode”, which basically means “where would you like to eat?” I hate making excuses for not sticking to the diet, but that’s exactly what happened. “Oh, we can’t diet this weekend, we’re having company!” So instead of eating well or even sensibly this weekend I pigged out over several meals. Blah. Oh well, can’t learn to ride a bike without falling off a few times I suppose.

The diet began on January 3rd, 2006. Why? Because January 2nd was a holiday, so we didn’t come back to work until the 3rd. On the 2nd I had one of those new Mushroom & Swiss burgers from Sonic along with a serving of tater tots covered with cheese — SO good. Ah well, I considered it a farewell present to myself. Farewell, yummy food! Hello exercise and salads! Whee!

I experienced my first food crisis at 7:30am on January 3rd. A co-worker brought in a pan of 12 cinnamon rolls … for 3 people. Why would you do that? I was able to “just say no”, but it wasn’t easy. Instead, I had a bowl of oatmeal (which, by the way, sucks when compared to cinnamon rolls), and a salad/pretzel combo for lunch. Go me!

Today, the 4th, Susan and I brought our lunch. I can’t say I’m not full; we had turkey sandwiches (on wheat of course), fruit (a banana), vegetables (carrots), and a bowl of soup. That isn’t to say it didn’t suck — it did — but I’m still full. It was no mushroom and swiss, let’s just say that.

One of my many New Year’s resolutions this year is to lose weight. Original, I know.

I’ll be documenting how things go this year in my “Diet Log”. To follow along, simply click on the “Diet Log” link on the right (listed under “Categories”) and you’ll be able to monitor my weight loss throughout the year. Or hey who knows, maybe I’ll get even fatter, have a stroke, and we’ll all have a good laugh over the whole thing. Either way, guaranteed entertainment.