Shot at Platinum is waning…

Keeping clean for 95 of 104 ½ days,… Toughest test on the board.

Starting this winter challenge I knew that my real test would come with the clean eats.  I am not out …yet,… but I am on the doorstep.  One more cheat and the color of my medal will change.

Back to Thursday; I had been to the gym just shy of lunch.  When I arrived back at the store the executive director of The Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, beat me there by 10 minutes or so.  He had come packing a full-blown Chinese takeout lunch for my staff. A full slate of all the favorites none of which are close to being on my clean eats list, diabetic list, or any list of foods I should be eating.

My business partner and I donate a fair amount of money and recourses to this group. Their primary mission is to help clean and preserve the 28 lakes and ponds that make up the Cobbossee watershed.  Our back yard.  We are strong supporters of their mission.  The work they do is making a difference in our community and we are proud to have the ability help in any way we can. 

As a thank you, Mr. Ex. Director feels that the group should show appreciation for our input by providing a lunch once a year or so for the staff and ourselves.  I feel it is really unnecessary though we are all very appreciative.  Tough position to say no.  As it turns out, I have zero willpower, no surprise, and partake of the layout. I have been paying for it since.  Cosmic justice I figure it!

Deep fried Rangoon’s and chicken fingers are not part of my diet, really should have avoided them.  Not that the heavily marinated everything else was all that good. Since Thursday mid afternoon my system has not been right.  Carried over into Friday, just lazy and mundane.  Saturday morning was better did get around a little more but still did not do anything substantial.

It’s Sunday, today I’m back on the horse and feeling better. Fresh start.


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by TNT Man on February 14, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    You can still make this happen – just not with Chinese take out. We tried – once – to eat at our favorite Chinese restaurant – just no way to eat anything worth eating – sigh.

    But – as you know – sometimes a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. You took one for the team.

    TNT Man


  2. TNT, 45+ years of marrige is quite an accomplishment now a days. You set an example on many levels. My wife & I are coming up on 20 this May.

    I am a sucker for a good eggroll, but just not part of my diet anymore. I really can’t remember the last time I had deep fried. My system was not happy with it.
    It will be a small miracle if I am able to stay 100% clean for 2 weeks.
    When I am up against the wall though I tend to do my best work.

    Might try to do 100 Burpee’s to round out the challenge, not sure yet, I’m going to try a few tomorrow and see how bad they kick my butt.

    Be well. .


    • Posted by TNT Man on February 15, 2010 at 3:10 PM

      Actually – coming up on our 43rd anniversary this summer – plus – 4 years of dating before the wedding day.

      20 years is great – really great. My wife is a matrimonial attorney – she will tell you – 20 years is huge.

      Since I switched my eating to a bit healthier – I have not used an antacid tablet. Found an old bottle for our house guest. Had to laugh.


  3. Willpower is tough sometimes…especially when the food is right there in front of you….sounds like maybe it didn’t turn out to be the best cheat…but you were in a tough position..hard to say no!

    You can do it! I have seen what you have accomplished and don’t believe that any fried foods will stand in your way!

    As for your 20 years coming up in May…great milestone! I celebrated mine last August..hard to believe how fast time flies right??

    I ‘m looking foward to seeing your name on that Platinum Medal!



  4. Actually, I can’t believe Mother has kept me around so long!

    What was it Bill Cosby once said; “The longer my wife & I are married the closer we become, because we are more and more afraid of the kids!”

    It’s been a good 20 years, looking forward to the next 20.

    BB Mom; Thanks for the words of encouragement. You always know when to post. I hope all is well with you and your family on the other coast. You are doing a great job yourself with this challenge.

    TNT, “What No Tums!” We have some, somewhere? I think. Happy Belated Birthday to your Mom.


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