So, let’s start with the cake. My wife made me a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, all from a recipe kindly provided by Duncan Hines. According to the label information on the box and the can, the total calorie content – had I been foolish enough to eat the whole thing – was 4,312 calories. I ate a wedge that was approximately 1/8 of the cake, so that was 539 calories. A hefty chunk of my daily budget, but nothing deal-breaking since I’d budgeted for it.
And now, the mild frustration. I weighed in at 340.2 pounds today. I can’t say I’m surprised – I wasn’t terribly good at meeting my calorie or exercise goals last week – but that doesn’t mean I’m happy about it. I am, after all, trying to lose weight. Not gain it. So, I’m mildly frustrated. Well, more like annoyed. Frustration seems more like an emotion you get when you’ve been yo-yoing around for several weeks with no progress. This is one week of nearly no weight change. I think I’ll survive.
I also think I’ll be getting back to work. Time to get back on my calorie budget, and to make sure I get all of my exercise goals in. After all, the best way to deal with annoyance caused by not doing something is to do that thing.