Sunday, September 24, 2006

Where Have I Been?

It's been a few days since I've posted, and that usually means food trouble. Friday I drove to Orlando to see another student's defense. To top it off, I had a major allergy attack that day. Luckily, the meds had kicked in by the time I got there, so I didn't sneeze while he was presenting. That would have been sooooo embarassing!

While I had very good intensions that day as far as food, it pretty much was shot to hell.

I ate my usually protein bar for breakfast and brought an extra bar and banana for the road. However, since I was sneezing like a maniac all the way there, I didn't eat anything else while driving. I barely made it to the presentation after driving around for about 15 minutes to find a parking spot, which probably was not legal any way, but I couldn't tell and had paid $5 to not park, typical school crap, so my protein bar and banana accompanied me to the presentation.

It took about 1 1/2 hours, and then I had a meeting with my advisor afterwards, so finally I got out of there a little before one. Exhausted, still sniffling, and very, very hungry. In fact, my stomach was making all kinds of noise during my meeting. I kept thinking, "Did he hear that?"

I called a friend of mine who was also at the defense and then meeting with someone, but she wasn't answering her phone, so I decided to just head home. I inhaled my banana as soon as I got in my car, and thought I'd just eat the bar on the way home. I'd even thought to bring extra cold water for the trip back. But, even though my bar was in my bag in an A/C'd car and then A/C'd conference room, when I opened it, it was puddle of messy...ick! Ahhh, Welcome to Florida!

So, it was McD's for the drive home. On a good note, I don't feel so badly about all this weight I've gained while going to school these past 5 years. It is difficult enough to try to eat right on a daily basis when your day goes as planned and you're at home, but to try to think about all that and drive 250 miles to school was obviously more than I could handle, even now when I normally have a better handle on my eating.


Anita said...


How did the defense go? Were they easier on the person than you thought?

I think that you are doing great on your weight loss. This is a high stress time for you and most people GAIN weight during high stress times. You, on the other hand, are staying at the same weight or losing weight. Good job!


fatand40 said...

They didn't give him too hard of a time, though that doesn't mean they won't attack me. He is a very good speaker, does it as part of his work all the time, and his topic is very different than mine. So it's hard to say if I can expect the same. Thanks for the kudos.