So on Monday at work it feels like a Wednesday, which means that the week will seem short and go quickly, and while Tuesday actually feels like a Tuesday, Wednesday feels like a Tuesday too, perhaps even a Monday, so I don’t think we’ve gained anything really. I am trying to be surprised by that, but I’m not – I’ve learnt my lesson well by now.
I am hoping for a Thursday that feels like a Friday, perhaps even a Saturday, even though I know better, because I like to punish myself like that: hope for the best and build up my expectations, only for them to be inevitably shattered, sometimes in a spectacular fashion, sometimes slowly and painfully reducing themselves to nothing.
On the positive side (if we wanted to assume that there is one), Mean has started working near me, so we can meet at lunchtime and walk around aimlessly together. Meeting a close friend every day can put a serious strain on your relationship (how much conversation can be had between two people, really?) but so far we’ve managed OK – after two days.
So on Tuesday we meet and we walk around and then we go to Boots where I buy my chicken wrap (half of which I have at 1500 and half of which straight after my workout) and Mean asks me why I have to buy this particular chicken wrap at Boots, and I tells him that for some reason Boots sells the chicken wrap with the best combination of protein / carbs / fat.
And Mean has the audacity to challenge this – like I haven’t spent innumerable hours comparing nutritional values on the back of every sandwich sold in central London – so we proceed to play what he refers to Anorexic Top Trumps, comparing my wrap with the one he’s having.
So I call the category Protein where I have 26g/pack and Mean has 23g/pack, so I win.
Then Mean calls the category Sodium where I have 0.7g/pack and Mean has 1.3g/pack, so I win.
Then I call the category Carbohydrates where I have 39g/pack and Mean has 54g/pack, so I win.
Then Mean calls the category Fat where I have 1.8g/pack and Mean has 8g/pack, so I win.
Then we wander around a bit more and go in GNC, Urban Outfitters, back to work.