Saturday, December 26, 2009
** Note: If you are someone who usually reads my blog and finds it positive, helpful, etc. please understand that this is not going to make you happy**
Ahhhhh Christmas 2007...What a Christmas indeed. The previous night I came down with an illness and one of the worst bouts of it ever. I spent 2/3 of Christmas morning in the waiting room of the ER to get it looked at (watching "The Soup", no less). The other 1/3 of the morning was actually getting the disease looked at (Yayyyy!!!). Yeah, it totally sucked. It definitely earned itself the rank of being my second worst Christmas ever (ever ever).
As of yesterday.....it has officially been demoted to third.
My friend and his girlfriend invited me over to her house for Christmas dinner. I shouldn't have gone, but I did. I forgot the wonderful, "third wheel" feeling. To boot, she is constitutionally incapable of talking around people besides my friend.
It was great seeing them be all cutesy toward and hug each other. Yeah, I even got to see him open the oh so sweet gifts that she gave him. It was their, (sigh), FIRST CHRISTMAS TOGETHER!!! (Cute woodland creatures: "ahhhhh") It was like Norman Rockwell meets a Disney movie. For me the highlight of the night was turning the tricycle back into a bicycle (Translation: leaving). I'm sure it was for them as well.
Ugh. If you are someone who has recently started dating someone, please do your pathetic single friends a favor. Either don't invite us to be with you and your "wuvvy duvvy" if you'd rather just be with said wd, or at least hold off on the d**n pda's until we're gone. I'm just saying.
Please don't misunderstand, I hate Christmas more than just about anything, generally speaking. However, it is going to take a humdinger of epic proportions to dethrone this one from its current seat. I've never been happier to be home.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
OK, so here's the situation. It was three days before Thanksgiving and I'm at the front desk at the fitness club. I ask the attractive young lady behind the desk what the club's Thanksgiving hours are, she points me to the holiday weekend schedule and cheerfully says, "we're open until 3:00". I go over to the schedule and start looking at it for the other days.
Out of totally nowhere (at least that's how I perceive it), she smiles at me and says, "So, is your wife going to let you work out on Thanksgiving morning?". This was a brilliant and poignant question of the ages (deserving of a definitely honest and unbiased answer), except for one minor detail....I'm not married.
I showed her my ringless left hand, smiled and said, "She doesn't have much say in the matter." to which the lady behind the counter smiled back and said "Cool!". I left with that "I just had a conversation with someone from a different planet" feeling.
OK so here's the question/questions:
What did she mean (or might she have meant) by the question in the first place? Why did/might she have asked the question? Is this something that you have ever done or known friends to do? If so why? It didn't bother me, I just thought it kind of odd.
I had one friend point out that the club I was at was in a town with a primarily married demographic. Another friend told me that she was definitely flirting with/hitting on me. I don't know. I'm opening the question to all of the attractive ladies on SP (This means YOU, (unless, of course, you're a dude))
Monday, December 21, 2009
OK, Yesterday's plan is working. I am back on track to eat my usual 2400-2600 calories. It's been awhile. Two words "Who" and "Hoo!!!!"
So I found this can of Trader Joe's Organic vegetarian chili and decided to try it yesterday for dinner. Now I say this as a non-vegetarian (*1), this stuff was off-the-charts good. I could not wait to get home and have me some for dinner. WhoooWhee!!! Yum.
So I had 1/2 of a can(190 calories) with brown rice(170 calories) and 1 oz cheddar cheese(120 calories) for a total of 480 calories. Yes it has about 600 mg of sodium, but I brought lunch today so I will probably still net less sodium.
If I can hold out for the week on this calorie range, I might make it down to 212. Again, 209.8 by 12/31 will be an extremely close shave, but I can do it. Christmas dinner being the night before weigh-in will be interesting. I can't wait until next month when I start weighing myself once a month.
Anyway thanks for reading!!
(*1) My usual four food groups are Steak, Chicken, Sausage and cheese.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
OK Friday and Yesterday were bad. Two parties and overate at them both. I'm falling back into my old eating patterns. This must stop. Here is my plan for the next four days:
* My breakfast of champions
* I'm actually going to make four lunches this evening for Monday - Thursday
* Go vegetarian for dinner with:
(a) Vegetarian chili or bean/lentil soup.
(b) Brown or Wild Rice
(c) Low fat dairy
Have a great week!!
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