This installment of my affiliate fatblog takes place on my birthday, so I decided to give myself the gift of a week off from the scale.
Last week, I was out at ad:tech in San Francisco and didn’t really get a chance to exercise from Monday through Thursday.
While I have been hitting the gym each day since then, I figured I’d take the pressure off and enjoy some birthday treats.
That brings me to a whole different conversation… the reasons why people eat.
I have talked to my wife in the past about it, and she mentioned how some people stuff their feelings when they’re upset.
Maybe it’s a difference between men and women, but when I’m stressed or upset, it doesn’t trigger me to pig out.
Instead, I would classify myself as more of a “celebration eater.”
For instance, since it’s my birthday, all rules go out the window and I like to have a feast of stuff that’s not good for me.
Similarly, last week in San Francisco I went to a Giants/Padres game. I love any baseball game and celebrated with some junky ballpark food and beers.
So, I’m not sure what the psychology is behind eating, but based on my weight, I’ve been having too much fun and then celebrating eating.
Since I don’t plan to scale back on the fun, I guess my only alternative is moderation. Damn.
Starting weight: 225
Last week: 217
This week: –