A Planned Evening of Debauchery

My weight loss journey has consisted of many ups and downs over the years. I've tried different diets and routines, but all has led me back to just being fat and lazy. This is why I have chosen to take a completely different approach, a slower and more adaptive approach. This is why I am allowing myself planned, and unplanned, tumbles off the wagon.

It will keep me on track during my journey.

The graphic above has nothing to do with today's post but I really liked it and want to make sure to use a graphic in every post.

No, the post today is about how I had a planned night out with friends and did whatever I felt like with no guild.

Last night I met up with some of my friends for a Fantasy Football draft, and my team came out pretty awesome if you must know. Going into this event I knew there was going to be mass quantities of food and booze which I normally do not partake in, but I allowed myself to have no restrictions for the evening.

I drank many beers.
I ate chips, cookies, hotdogs, pasta and whatever else was put in front of me for the evening.
Not at any point in the evening did I stop and think man, all of these calories, so late in the evening, are really going to affect the scale tomorrow.

No, I kept a positive mindset and focused on having fun with my friends for the evening.  I knew the scale would reflect negatively and I didn't worry about it. Within a couple of days my weight would be back to where I was pre gluttony and I was perfectly fine with the setback.

You see, I have learned a few things over the years that I would like to share with you.

It is OK to fail.
It is OK to have setbacks.
It is OK to relax and have fun once in a while.
You do not have to be perfect, you just have to be consistent.

We all are not perfect, we are human. 
Success is not about trying to achieve perfection, it is about how you react to setbacks and what you do with yourself after you pick yourself up from a fall.

I give you all permission to slip and stumble.
I will be here to help you get back on track afterwards.

Thank you all for coming along on this journey with me.



  1. Excellent post and well timed for me. Since my vacations i have found it hard to get back on track. It took 4 days to get back into the routine and that's ok. Each day my goal was to be better than the day before. I found fasting to be the most difficult thing to get back in line with. Today will be the first time I am back to the 18 hour fast and its early and pretty tough at the moment, but I know i can do it.

    1. I did not find it hard to get back I on track after my vacation but I think that is because I had already been doing it for a month and it was routine for me.
      For you, you are just beginning and starting and stopping makes it more difficult.
      You got this though.
      I'll be there in a month and you will still be going strong


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