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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Day 29--216.5 Pounds--3.5 Pounds lost

I think most people in America are aware of the warnings that obesity is the greatest health threat we have right now. The evidence continues to mount regarding the health problems that occur when the pounds continue to mount. I think my office environment is fairly typical in that we have plenty of people who are obviously overweight, obese, or trying very hard to not move up to one of those categories. So why is it that someone brings cookies, candy, cake, brownies or some other high calorie treat almost every day?

Sure, the overweight people aren't forced to eat, but if they had a lot of self discipline with food they wouldn't be the overweight people. Suppose that a third of the folks at the office were alcoholics. Would we have people bring beer and liquor every day and leaving it in the lounge for anyone who wanted to partake. That would be seen as extremely poor judgement to have alcohol around a large group of alcoholics, and yet we think it is wonderful when people bring food that ultimately contributes to the problems of the obese. It doesn't make sense to me.

No one will be bring food today. We are having a retirement party for a man who has worked at the company for over 44 years. That's becoming more and more of a rarity for any company. The party will be catered by the group that does all of our office parties and the food will be great. I will show restraint to a degree, but mostly I'll show foresight by keeping the morning calorie total to a minimum and then some discipline in the evening to make up for the party at noon. With a little planning, dieting doesn't have to mean that you miss out on everything or that you blow the diet if you allow yourself the freedom to enjoy a special occasion.

Food today: yogurt(100)--crackers(190, see below*)--ate a lot at the party--didn't eat much in the evening--I would say that I hit about 3,000 calories for the day--not a good day for dieting, but not a bad day for just a general day.

*(It's 6:30 now and I would like to put off the yogurt until around 8 and the crackers till around 10--it's just easier to go ahead and list them now, somewhat like planning a menu to follow for the day.)

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