NOTE: Courier-News freelance writer Janelle Walker has signed up for the second round of the "Elgin's Biggest Loser" challenge. Participants weigh in Wednesday nights, and Janelle is blogging the experience exclusively for The Courier-News.
I've been good. My friends have commented on how good I have been, how I manage to turn down things that are "not on the diet." They are commenting on how they can see the 20-pound loss on me, in my face and neck.
That didn't stop me, however, from completely blowing my diet on Tuesday night.
That's right, the night before the second-to-last weigh-in, I ate a chocolate brownie cookie, a couple of small slices of lemon cake, a scoop of potato salad and a couple of other things that, while not horribly bad, were not exactly part of the regimen.
The wheels have not come back on my exercise regiment since I got back from my high school class reunion, and I have to get back on the Gazelle and get my hour in a day. But, even on Thursday, other things took over -- like the dishes that had piled up, the stories that needed to get written... the blog post that Emily had to pester me about.
Still, I was down just around one pound at Wednesday's weigh-in, but I know it could have been better.
I think the question that I need to ask myself is "Why, Janelle, are you undermining your own success?"
Ah, here is where the introspection starts.
The introspection continues, after the jump.