I was working my way through, oh, about 2,400 calories on Tuesday in anticipation of my 9-miler that night, the whole time thinking about how much I was enjoying all this eating.
At the end of the workday, I headed for home looking forward to seeing my little boy, the hubs and then finishing a treadmill run in front of the tube to top it all off. My cell rang. It was Mr. T.
“I’m not sure when I’m going to be home tonight.”
“But I was supposed to run,” I whined. Stupid big Redmond software company that I love normally. You are messing up my plans.
“But, but I’ve been eating like I was going to run 9 miles.”
Laughter on the other end.
Annoying. “It’s not funny.”
“Yes it is,” he laughed. “It’s hilarious, actually.”
But it’s not because the calories I needed to eat went from approximately 2,400 to about 1,400. When I got home, I looked at my tracker and saw that I’d already eaten almost all of my calories for the entire day. I only had 150 left for dinner.
So, yeah, I went over. I tried to limit it, but I was so hungry. I think eating all those calories and then stopping abruptly totally confused my body. It was like, “Need…more…fuel,” even though I didn’t get to do any exercise.
If I don’t lose weight this week, it’s entirely the fault of Mr. T’s employer. So there. Hrmph.
Okay, so this totally made me laugh! I needed a good giggle! I think it was Mr. T's reaction that did it…but I totally get where you are coming from!
LOL, the joys of having a husband employed at the other big puget sound employer, a union software job, oh yeah! overtime only when he wants (more or less)Yet another reason for me to keep running in the mornings 😛
I much prefer to run at the end of the day except for that very problem!!! Hope you get to run your niner tomorrow!
That is frustrating! I hope you're able to get your 9 miles in tomorrow.
Hilarious – I am the same way. Hope you are able to get it in soon!
That would really throw me off too. Hope you cna make up those miles today!
I think working past 4-5pm without unanimous spouses' of all employees approval should be forbidden by law. Too many times I had do change my plans to accommodate my hubby's company. Hope nobody will mess with your plans today. Have a great one.
Can I blame Mr. T's employer too?
Sure, TMB. They get blamed for a lot of things by the world in general. What's a couple more?
He laughed?! I'd have been sooo mad. He's right it is a funny thing to say but still….
I hate when that happens!! I always tell my hubby he's not allowed to laugh about anything I'm upset about until I laugh about it lol. So fair right?!
I wouldn't stress so much about the calories. They will all level out in the end. And keep this in mind – all of the calories (in and out) are only estimates to begin with. A 1,000 calorie excess would only equate to a little less than a third of a pound anyways. You should be chastising Mr. T for the chuckling….
LOL!! i have so done this too. i hate running after work for this very reason! far too often i get home after work and don't quite feel motivated anymore… i need to get back in the AM running habit, even if it is at 4am.