It is a new week on the 5:2 Diet and time to check on how last week went. According to the scales, I’m at 339.0, a 2.2 pound drop from last week. It is nice to see the number back into the 330 range but I really have to keep buckled down.
I thought I may have blown the week when on one of my fast days, my contract company account rep for Company B brought in a big box of Einstein Bros bagel sandwiches and wraps. Because Company B does a fair amount of business with her, I guess this is her way of saying thanks. Plus, free food always makes a person more acceptable.
Regardless, since I just couldn’t turn down free food, I did grab a Turkey Sausage and Cheddar Egg Bagel. It was only labeled as “sausage” by the wrapping in the box, so I just presumed it was pork sausage since I’ve never eaten at Einstein Bros, namely because I’d never eaten a bagel before (not that I recall at least). While eating this bagel sandwich, which was OK, I kept thinking, “Man, I wish people would do sausage properly.” Then it hit me — since Einstein Bros is not only an expensive place, but somewhat of a niche place, they might not be using pork sausage.”
So, I checked the website and sure enough, it was turkey sausage. No wonder if was only just OK. However, that made me think that there was an outside chance that I was still good for the fast day. Upon further investigation, I saw that Einstein Bros says this sandwich is 540 calories (give or take a few,mind you). Seeing that, I just didn’t eat anything else for the day save for a very few Cool Ranch Doritos.
I still need to work on not giving into temptation, but thankfully, this time it didn’t harm me. ^_^;