At the scholarship competition I decided to have another half cup of coffee. I rationalized it.
Next thing you know I’m putting butter on my roll at Mama’s Grill, and sleeping in an extra hour. Again, I rationalized the sleeping in.
I was going to hit the Y for a workout, but I figured shoveling 1 ton of gravel and some mowing was better.
Later, when I reviewed my week I realized that exceptions were creeping in. I could blame it on travel, I could blame it on the project work load, I could blame it on any number of things. But blame wasn’t going to fix it.
When I stepped on the scale – 196. This was up 4 from the low. 1 lb at a time mind you – but I crossed back over 195 – so rationalization had to stop.
The time to eliminate the exceptions is right now. And I mean all exceptions. 6am on the alarm means 6am. No butter means none. Start tracking the diet all day long. And back to the Y for some serious exercise.