As for the challenge, I am now down 10 lbs, so I'm 10 away from my first 20. To tell you the truth, I am a little disappointed, because I was hoping to be closer to that first twenty.
|This is not my birthday cake, but I wish it was. |
Courtesy of Kim Brandon, pastry chef (my cousin in CA...she does not ship to NY).
However...I did have a birthday weekend where I did not journal what I ate, so I did take a mini-vacation from the challenge. I did not go hog wild, because I do become full faster, causing me to stop eating when the time is right. I confess that I did have a couple of glasses of beer. I did not gain weight this week, but I did not lose any, either. So, a weekend of being somewhat bad has cancelled out a week of being good.
I am back to it, though. But that was not the reason for the title of this blog post. The title comes from what I did today. I went shopping at the local CVS and bought some items. I had a cloth bag in the cart filled with my mail, which I have to pick up at the post office (PO Box). I paid for my items, including candy and valentines for the kids, and went to the van to unload my bags. Once there, I realized that I had forgotten to pay for some cans of tuna that were in the cart behind the cloth bag.
My conscience got the better of me. I walked back into the store with the 10 cans of tuna that I thought were 10 for 10 dollars. Maybe it was because it is Ash Wednesday, I don't know. I know that some people might think that I was stupid for doing this. I could have left and no-one would have known that I did not pay for them (and I could have used that 10 dollars). But, like I said, my conscience would not let me do it.
So I went back in the store. The checker was confused when I came back because I put them in a bag. It turns out that the tuna that I wanted was not on sale, so I ended up paying 20 dollars. Instead of saving 10 dollars, I lost 20.
I may want to kick myself, but at least my conscience is clear.